The Texas Rangers : A Century of Frontier Defense


Webb's classic history of the Texas Rangers has been popular ever since its first publication in 1935. This edition is a reproduction of the original Houghton Mifflin edition.

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Webb's classic history of the Texas Rangers has been popular ever since its first publication in 1935. This edition is a reproduction of the original Houghton Mifflin edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292781108
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1965
  • Series: Texas Rangers Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 584
  • Sales rank: 400,186
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

They Rode Straight Up to Death: A Preface
I. Texas: A Conflict of Civilizations
II. Out of the Revolution
III. The Rangers and the Republic
IV. From Cherokee to Comanche
V. The Captain Comes: John C. Hays
VI. The Texas Rangers in the Mexican War
VII. First Years in the Union
VIII. The Bloody Years, 1858-1859
IX. The Cortinas War on the Rio Grande
X. Sam Houston's Grand Plan
XI. The State Police
XII. McNelly and His Men in Southwest Texas
XIII. McNelly and the War of Las Cuevas
XIV. McNelly's Successors: Lee Hall and John Armstrong
XV. The Frontier Battalion: Major John B. Jones
XVI. The El Paso Salt War
XVII. Sam Bass: Texas's Beloved Bandit
XVIII. The End of the Indian Trail: The Rangers in the Far West
XIX. The Closed Frontier: Last Services of the Frontier Battalion
XX. The Texas Rangers in the Twentieth Century
XXI. Revolution, World War, and Prohibition
XXII. Frank Hamer: Modern Texas Ranger
XXIII. Some Adventures of a Ranger Historian
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