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LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas

by Robert H. Duke

LBJ and Grassroots Federalism: Congressman Bob Poage, Race, and Change in Texas reveals the local ramifications of federal policy. Three case studies in the rising career of Lyndon B. Johnson show this in action:...


Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State

by Robert Wuthnow

Tracing the intersection of religion, race, and power in Texas from Reconstruction through the rise of the Religious Right and the failed presidential bid of Governor Rick Perry, Rough Country illuminates American...


Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1910-1970

by Donald E. Green

The scarcity of surface water which has so marked the Great Plains is even more characteristic of its subdivision, the Texas High Plains. Settlers on the plateau were forced to use pump technology to tap the...


Ella Elgar Bird Dumont: An Autobiography of a West Texas Pioneer

by Ella Elgar Bird Dumont, Tommy J. Boley & Emily Cutrer

A crack shot, expert skinner and tanner, seamstress, sculptor, and later writer-a list that only hints at her intelligence and abilities-Ella Elgar Bird Dumont was one of those remarkable women who helped tame...


The Spanish Element in Texas Water Law

by Betty Eakle Dobkins

The Spanish element in Texas water law is a matter of utmost importance to many landholders whose livelihood is dependent on securing water for irrigation and to many communities particularly concerned about...


The Texas Land and Development Company: A Panhandle Promotion, 1912-1956

by B.R. Brunson

Agricultural and urban development came late to the Texas South Plains, and frontier life lingered well into the twentieth century. In the decade preceding World War I numerous land companies flourished in the...


M. K. Kellogg's Texas Journal, 1872

by Miner Kilbourne Kellogg & Llerena Friend

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg's notes about his experiences with "the most completely and comfortably fitted-out expedition which ever went to Texas" is an account of the beauty, the wildness, and the dangers and...


Farmers in Rebellion: The Rise and Fall of the Southern Farmers Alliance and People's Party in Texas

by Donna A. Barnes

The years after the Civil War brought struggle to the Southern farmer as the economic mainstay of the South-cotton-steadily dropped in price. Prompted by hard times, farmers in Lampasas County, Texas, gathered...


East Texas Lumber Workers: An Economic and Social Picture, 1870-1950

by Ruth A. Allen

In 1950 a million Texans-more than a tenth of the entire population of the state-lived in a region where one family in every two earned less than $2,000 a year. Composing that region are the thirty-two counties...


Every Sun That Rises: Wyatt Moore of Caddo Lake

by Thad Sitton & James H. Conrad

"What I done and what I been accused of covers everything, you put 'em both together." Wyatt Moore of Caddo Lake exaggerates, but perhaps not very much. During his long life at Caddo Lake, Moore was at various...


Not Without Honor: The Life of John H. Reagan

by Ben H. Procter

John H. Reagan was one of the most important figures in Texas history; this was the first biography of him to be published. Reagan, who was born in Sevier County, Tennessee, in 1818, came to Texas twenty-one...


James Stephen Hogg: A Biography

by Robert C. Cotner

No other governor has become so completely identified with Texas and its citizens as Jim Hogg, the first native Texan to hold the state's highest office. His fame was not, however, easily earned. Orphaned at...


Death of a Texas Ranger: A True Story of Murder and Vengeance on the Texas Frontier

by Cynthia Leal Massey

Death of a Texas Ranger is the thrilling, action-packed story of the murder of Texas Ranger John Green by Cesario Menchaca, one of three Rangers of Mexican descent under Green’s command. Immediately word...


The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From Plantation Times to the Present

by Margaret Lewis Furse

In 1846, James Boyd Hawkins, his wife Ariella, and their young children left North Carolina to establish a sugar plantation in Matagorda County, in the Texas coastal bend.

In The Hawkins Ranch in Texas: From...


Green Russell and Gold

by Elma Dill Russell Spencer & Ben Carlton Mead

The family history of the Russells of Georgia is a saga of the Westward Movement during the middle fifty years of the nineteenth century. The "Russell boys," as prospectors and miners, moved with the frontier...


Indians, Cattle, Ships and Oil: The Story of W. M. D. Lee

by Donald F. Schofield

Indian trader, rancher, harbor developer, oil impresario-these are the many worlds of one of the least chronicled but most fascinating characters of the American West. In the early, bustling years of the frontier,...


Red Scare: Right-Wing Hysteria, Fifties Fanaticism, and Their Legacy in Texas

by Don E. Carleton & John Henry Faulk

Winner of the Texas State Historical Association Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, this authoritative study of red-baiting in Texas reveals that what began as a coalition against...


Acting Up and Getting Down: Plays by African American Texans

by Sandra Mayo & Elvin Holt

One of the few books of its kind, Acting Up and Getting Down brings together seven African American literary voices that all have a connection to the Lone Star state. Covering Texas themes and universal ones,...


Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist

by Debra L. Winegarten

Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995) had a lifetime of stellar achievement. During World War II, she was asked to build a women's army from scratch-and did. Hobby became Director of the Women's Army Corps and the first...


Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment

by Benjamin Radford

Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science-as well as good old-fashioned detective work-Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico's greatest mysteries.