Twentieth-Century Texas: A Social and Cultural History

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Overview

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 fifteen 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, written by a prominent scholar in the field, is able to stand alone, supplemented with appropriate photographs, notes, and a selected bibliography.

This anthology 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574412468
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 1,095,523
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John W. Storey is a regents professor of history at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He is the author of Texas Baptist Leadership and Social Christianity, and coauthor of Southern Baptists of Southeast Texas, The Religious Right, and Religion and Politics. Mary L. Kelley is an associate professor of history at Lamar University and a Fulbright Scholar. She has published The Foundations of Texan Philanthropy and is currently working on a volume about Texas women in the twentieth century.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     v
Introduction     1
Manifestations of the Lone Star: The Search for Indian Sovereignty   Gerald Betty     9
The Quest for Identity and Citizenship: Mexican Americans in Twentieth-Century Texas   Anthony Quiroz     41
The Struggle for Dignity: African Americans in Twentieth-Century Texas   Cary D. Wintz     69
From Farm to Future: Women's Journey through Twentieth-Century Texas   Angela Boswell     105
Pagodas amid the Steeples: The Changing Religious Landscape   John W. Storey     135
Over Here: Texans on the Home Front   Ralph A. Wooster     164
From Yellow Roses to Dixie Chicks: Women and Gender in Texas Music History   Gary Hartman     196
Goodbye Ol' Paint, Hello Rapid Transit: Texas Literature in the Twentieth Century   Mark Busby     220
Lone Star Cinema: A Century of Texas in the Movies   Don Graham     245
"Wider Than the Limits of Our State": Texas Art in the Twentieth Century   Michael R. Grauer     267
The Games Texans Play   Bill O'Neal     300
Private Wealth, Public Good: Texans and Philanthropy   Mary L. Kelley     324
Public Schools Come of Age   Gene B. Preuss     358
Lone Star Landscape: Texans and Their Environment   Tai Kreidler     387
The Second Texas Revolution: From Cotton to Genetics and the Information Age   Kenneth E. Hendrickson   Glenn M. Sanford     417
Contributors     443
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