Texas / Edition 1

Texas / Edition 1

by David G. Mccomb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292746652

ISBN-13: 9780292746657

Pub. Date: 10/01/1989

Publisher: University of Texas Press

To many people, even many Texans, Texas history includes little more than the battle of the Alamo and the development of a petroleum empire. In Texas: A Modern History, David McComb completes the picture, painting a fascinating portrait of a state that has changed profoundly in little more than 150 years.

Written for the general reader,

Overview

To many people, even many Texans, Texas history includes little more than the battle of the Alamo and the development of a petroleum empire. In Texas: A Modern History, David McComb completes the picture, painting a fascinating portrait of a state that has changed profoundly in little more than 150 years.

Written for the general reader, Texas: A Modern History traces the full panorama of Texas history, from its earliest Indian inhabitants to the present day. McComb gives special emphasis to the twentieth century, showing how the change from a rural to an urban society has affected the "Texas mystique." He includes groups whose contributions have been overloked in standard histories, including women, blacks, Hispanics, Indians, and immigrant groups. He even treats Texas' faults honestly, exploring the ways Texans have managed and mismanaged the problems of pollution, exploitation of natural resources, the oil depression, and civil rights.

With a wealth of anecdotes, folklore, maps, and many historical photographs, Texas: A Modern History is the best general history of Texas currently available. McComb is especially adept at presenting the human side of history, showing how technological change affects the way people live.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292746657
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Edition description:
1ST ED.
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Land and Nature1
2The Spanish Legacy23
3Texas and the United States47
4Settlement79
5Texas in Transit117
6The Texas Mystique147
7Afterword: Books and Themes185
References187
Index193
Maps
1The Physiographic Regions and Rivers3
2The Republic of Texas, 1836-184649
3Major Railroads in Texas99
4Urban Growth, 1900-1960127
5Major Cities and the Interstate Highways169

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