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Over at College: A Texas A&M Campus Kid in the 1930s

by James Knox Walker & Debbie Spies

In 1926 James Knox Walker, staff civil engineer in charge of building at A&M, and his new bride moved onto the campus of what was then known as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The greater community,...


Faces of Béxar: Early San Antonio and Texas

by Jesús F. de la Teja

Faces of Béxar showcases the finest work of Jesús F. de la Teja, a foremost authority on Spanish colonial Mexico and Texas through the Republic. These essays trace the arc of the author’s career over a quarter...


Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic

by Richard B McCaslin

With Washington on the Brazos: Cradle of the Texas Republic, noted historian Richard B. McCaslin recovers the history of an iconic Texas town. The story of the Texas Republic begins and ends at Washington, but...


Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre

by James F. Brooks

A scrupulously researched investigation of the mysterious massacre of Hopi Indians at Awat'ovi, and the event's echo through American history.

The Hopi community of Awat’ovi existed peacefully on Arizona’s...


Stages of Struggle and Celebration: A Production History of Black Theatre in Texas

by Sandra M. Mayo & Elvin Holt

From plantation performances to minstrel shows of the late nineteenth century, the roots of black theatre in Texas reflect the history of a state where black Texans have continually created powerful cultural...


River of Traps: A New Mexico Mountain Life

by William deBuys & Alex Harris

New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains are a place where two cultures — Hispanic and Anglo — meet. They're also the place where three men meet: William deBuys, a young writer; Alex Harris, a young photographer;...


A Texas Suffragist: Diaries and Writings of Jane Y. McCallum

by Janet G. Humphrey

A leader in the successful fight for woman suffrage in Texas, Jane Yelvington McCallum (1878–1957) left an absorbing written record of an exceptionally productive life. McCallum was a wife, mother, and clubwoman;...


The Untold Story of the Lower Colorado River Authority

by John Williams & Andrew Sansom

Arguably, no other institution has transformed the heart of Texas like the Lower Colorado River Authority. Born in the Great Depression of the 1930s, LCRA built a chain of dams and brought predictability to...


San Antonio: Our Story of 150 Years in the Alamo City

by Staff of the San Antonio Express-News

A richly illustrated compilation of more that 150 years of coverage on the history and culture of San Antonio from the pages of the San Antonio Express-News.


Wanted: The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly

by Robert M. Utley

The oft-told exploits of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly survive vividly in the public imaginations of their respective countries, the United States and Australia. But the outlaws' reputations are so weighted with...


How the World Moves: The Odyssey of an American Indian Family

by Peter Nabokov

A compelling portrait of cultural transition and assimilation via the saga of one Acoma Pueblo Indian family

Born in 1861 in New Mexico’s Acoma Pueblo, Edward Proctor Hunt lived a tribal life almost unchanged...


Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas

by Light Townsend Cummins

At Fair Park in Dallas, a sculpture of a Native American figure, bronze with gilded gold leaf, strains a bow before sending an arrow into flight. Tejas Warrior has welcomed thousands of visitors since the Texas...


Youth on the Santa Fe Trail

by Camilla Kattell

From journals, diaries, and third party accounts ten young people of the 19th century come to life. For many their adventures traveling the Santa Fe Trail are told in their own voice. For others relating their...


Freddie Steinmark: Faith, Family, Football

by Thomas J. Cryan & Bower Yousse

Freddie Steinmark started at safety for the undefeated University of Texas Longhorns in 1969. In the thrilling "Game of the Century," a come-from-behind victory against Arkansas that ensured Texas the national...


Border Sanctuary: The Conservation Legacy of the Santa Ana Land Grant

by Morgan Jane Morgan

The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge lies on the northern bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, about seventy miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. In Border Sanctuary, M.J. Morgan uncovers how 2,000 acres...


Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution

by Gerald D. Saxon, Sam W. Haynes & Gregg Cantrell

To a large degree, the story of Texas’ secession from Mexico has been undertaken by scholars of the state. Early twentieth century historians of the revolutionary period, most notably Eugene Barker and William...


The Storm of the Century

by Al Roker

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism,...


Tejano West Texas

by Arnoldo De Leon

Featuring a side of Tejano history too often neglected, author Arnoldo De León shows that people of Spanish-Mexican descent were not passive players in or, worse, absent from West Texas history but instead...


Five Years in Texas

by Thomas North

To conceive the idea, and execute the purpose of making a book, is, to a modest man, not a little monstrous; and yet, modest or immodest, monstrous or not, the author makes his best bow to the reader, and holds...


Texas Mexican Americans and Postwar Civil Rights

by Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez

After World War II, Mexican American veterans returned home to lead the civil rights struggles of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Many of their stories have been recorded by the Voces Oral History Project...