Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History

Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History

by John W. Storey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1574412469

ISBN-13: 9781574412468

Pub. Date: 02/15/2008

Publisher: University of North Texas Press


Texas changed enormously in the twentieth century, and much of that transformation was a direct product of social and cultural events. Standard histories of Texas traditionally focus on political, military, and economic topics, with emphasis on the nineteenth century. In Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History editors John W

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Texas changed enormously in the twentieth century, and much of that transformation was a direct product of social and cultural events. Standard histories of Texas traditionally focus on political, military, and economic topics, with emphasis on the nineteenth century. In Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History editors John W. Storey and Mary L. Kelley offer a much-needed corrective.

Written with both general and academic audiences in mind, the fourteen essays herein cover Indians, Mexican Americans, African Americans, women, religion, war on the homefront, music, literature, film, art, sports, philanthropy, education, the environment, and science and technology in twentieth-century Texas. Each essay is able to stand alone, supplemented with appropriate photographs, notes, and a selected bibliography.

In spite of its ongoing mythic image of rugged ranchers, cowboys, and longhorns, Texas today is a major urban, industrial society with all that brings, both good and bad. For example, first-rate medical centers and academic institutions exist alongside pollution and environment degradation. These topics, and more, are carefully explored in this anthology. It will appeal to anyone interested in the social and cultural development of the state. It will also prove useful in the college classroom, especially for Texas history courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574412468
Publisher:
University of North Texas Press
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments,
Introduction,
1. Manifestations of the Lone Star: The Search for Indian Sovereignty by Gerald Betty,
2. The Quest for Identity and Citizenship: Mexican Americans in Twentieth-Century Texas by Anthony Quiroz,
3. The Struggle for Dignity: African Americans in Twentieth-Century Texas by Cary D. Wintz,
4. From Farm to Future: Women's Journey through Twentieth-Century Texas by Angela Boswell,
5. Pagodas amid the Steeples: The Changing Religious Landscape by John W. Storey,
6. Over Here: Texans on the Home Front by Ralph A. Wooster,
7. From Yellow Roses to Dixie Chicks: Women and Gender in Texas Music History by Gary Hartman,
8. Goodbye Ol' Paint, Hello Rapid Transit: Texas Literature in the Twentieth Century by Mark Busby,
9. Lone Star Cinema: A Century of Texas in the Movies by Don Graham,
10. "Wider Than the Limits of Our State": Texas Art in the Twentieth Century by Michael R. Grauer,
11. The Games Texans Play by Bill O'Neal,
12. Private Wealth, Public Good: Texans and Philanthropy by Mary L. Kelley,
13. Public Schools Come of Age by Gene B. Preuss,
14. Lone Star Landscape: Texans and Their Environment by Tai Kreidler,
15. The Second Texas Revolution: From Cotton to Genetics and the Information Age by Kenneth E. Hendrickson and Glenn M. Sanford,
Contributors,
Index,

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