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Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics

by Wayne Thorburn

In November 1960, the Democratic party dominated Texas. The newly elected vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was a Texan. Democrats held all thirty statewide elective positions. The state legislature had 181 Democrats...


Attack and Counterattack: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1842

by Joseph Milton Nance

It is 1842-a dramatic year in the history of Texas-Mexican relations. After five years of uneasy peace, of futile negotiations, of border raids and temporary, unofficial truces, a series of military actions...


An Appeal to Justice: Litigated Reform of Texas Prisons

by Ben M. Crouch & James R. Marquart

How does a prison achieve institutional order while safeguarding prisoners' rights? Since the early 1960s, prison reform advocates have aggressively used the courts to extend rights and improve life for inmates,...


Claytie and the Lady: Ann Richards, Gender, and Politics in Texas

by Sue Tolleson-Rinehart & Jeanie R. Stanley

It was like a remake of The Cowboy and the Lady, except that this time they weren't friends. The 1990 Texas governor's race pitted Republican Clayton Williams, a politically conservative rancher and oil millionaire,...


Texas, a Modern History: Revised Edition

by David G. McComb

Since its publication in 1989, Texas, A Modern History has established itself as one of the most readable and reliable general histories of Texas. David McComb paints the panorama of Lone Star history from the...


Twenty-One Texas Short Stories

by William Peery

This is a splendid collection of stories about Texas by Texans-stories that appeared in leading magazines in the first half of the twentieth century. Authors in this volume: Dillon Anderson Barry Benefield Charles...


Galveston Island, Or, a Few Months Off the Coast of Texas: The Journal of Francis C. Sheridan, 1839-1840

by Francis C. Sheridan & Willis W. Pratt

On the last Sunday of the year 1839, Francis Sheridan, an elegant young Irishman in the British diplomatic service, sailed from Barbados for the Republic of Texas. His mission in the new nation was to contribute...


The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History

by Jacqueline Hogan Towery, Robert Towery & Peter Barbour

The Brothers Hogan: A Fort Worth History is a unique family portrait of one of golf's greatest legends. Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen family photos, The Brothers Hogan follows the lives of Ben...


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:...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...