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Kaqchikel Chronicles: The Definitive Edition

by Judith M. Maxwell & Robert M., II Hill

The collection of documents known as the Kaqchikel Chronicles consists of rare highland Maya texts, which trace Kaqchikel Maya history from their legendary departure from Tollan/Tula through their migrations,...


Now You Hear My Horn: The Journal of James Wilson Nichols

by James Wilson Nichols & Catherine W. McDowell

Jim Nichols was a lively, vigorous frontiersman who came to Texas about the time of its Revolution. As with many men of that day, Nichols' formal education was lacking, but he was a born writer with a vivid...


Let me tell you what I've learned: Texas Wisewomen Speak

by PJ Pierce & Liz Carpenter

Barbara Jordan spoke for many Texas women when she told a reporter, "I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that I, as an individual, can accomplish whatever I want to, and that there are no limits,...


Wings over the Mexican Border: Pioneer Military Aviation in the Big Bend

by Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale

Against a backdrop of revolution, border banditry, freewheeling aerial dramatics, and World War II comes this compelling look at the rise of U.S. combat aviation at an unlikely proving ground-a remote airfield...


Soldaderas in the Mexican Military: Myth and History

by Elizabeth Salas

Since pre-Columbian times, soldiering has been a traditional life experience for innumerable women in Mexico. Yet the many names given these women warriors-heroines, camp followers, Amazons, coronelas, soldadas,...


The Evolution of a State, or, Recollections of Old Texas Days

by Noah Smithwick & Charles Shawl

"I was but a boy in my nineteenth year, and in for adventure when I started out from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with all my worldly possessions, consisting of a few dollars in money, a change of clothes, and a...


Parks for Texas: Enduring Landscapes of the New Deal

by James Wright Steely

State parks across Texas offer a world of opportunities for recreation and education. Yet few park visitors or park managers know the remarkable story of how this magnificent state park system came into being...


Classical and Modern Interactions: Postmodern Architecture, Multiculturalism, Decline, and Other Issues

by Karl Galinsky

Postmodernism, multiculturalism, the alleged decline of the United States, deconstruction, leadership, and values-these topics have been at the forefront of contemporary intellectual and cultural debate and...


The Freedmen's Bureau and Black Texans

by Barry A. Crouch

Drawing on a wealth of previously unused documentation in the National Archives, this book offers new insights into the workings of the Freedmen's Bureau and the difficulties faced by Texas Bureau officials,...


Oil, Banks, and Politics: The United States and Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1917-1924

by Linda B. Hall

Mexico was second only to the United States as the world's largest oil producer in the years following the Mexican Revolution. As the revolutionary government became institutionalized, it sought to assure its...


Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions

by Sam W. Haynes

The Somervell and Mier Expeditions of 1842, culminating in the famous "black bean episode" in which Texas prisoners drew white or black beans to determine who would be executed by their Mexican captors, still...


Checkerboards and Shatterbelts: The Geopolitics of South America

by Philip Kelly

Geography has always played a major role in world politics. In this study, Philip Kelly maps the geopolitics of South America, a continent where relative isolation from the power centers in North America and...


Confederate Cavalry West of the River

by Stephen B. Oates

Another Confederate cavalry raid impends. You hear the snort of an impatient horse, the leathery squeaking of saddles, the low-voiced commands of officers, the muffled cluck of guns cocked in preparation-then...


FDR's Good Neighbor Policy: Sixty Years of Generally Gentle Chaos

by Fredrick B. Pike

During the 1930s, the United States began to look more favorably on its southern neighbors. Latin America offered expanded markets to an economy crippled by the Great Depression, while threats of war abroad...


Tejano Origins in Eighteenth-Century San Antonio

by Gerald E. Poyo & Gilberto M. Hinojosa

Since its first publication in 1991, this history of early San Antonio has won a 1992 Citation from the San Antonio Conservation Society and a Presidio La Bahía Award from the Sons of the Republic of Texas....


The Political Economy of Latin America in the Postwar Period

by Laura Randall

The historic and increasing interdependence of the Latin American and U.S. economies makes an understanding of the political economies of Latin American nations particularly timely and important. After World...


Once Upon a Time in Texas: A Liberal in the Lone Star State

by David Richards

Once upon a time in Texas...there were liberal activists of various stripes who sought to make the state more tolerant and more tolerable. David Richards was one of them. In this fast-paced, often humorous memoir,...


Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the Rise of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

by Todd Shallat

As the Mississippi and other midwestern rivers inundated town after town during the summer of 1993, concerned and angry citizens questioned whether the very technologies and structures intended to "tame" the...


Landmarks of Texas Architecture

by Lawrence W. Speck & Richard Payne

"This selection of twenty of Texas' proudest architectural achievements is a tiny sampling of the state's rich, but little-heralded, architectural heritage. The visual presentation of these buildings in Richard...


San Juan Bautista: Gateway to Spanish Texas

by Robert S. Weddle

In their efforts to assert dominion over vast reaches of the (now U.S.) Southwest in the seventeenth century, the Spanish built a series of far-flung missions and presidios at strategic locations. One of the...