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Incorporating the latest scholarship, this text chronicles the development of the political, economic, and social identity of Texas through the unique insight of three authors. The thematically arranged text covers the full scope of Spanish exploration and colonization efforts, as well as the transformation of the Texas economy and society in the 20th century.The first theme, "Texas as place," presents the state as a crossroads of geographies and cultures, while the second theme, "Texas as opportunity," features the progression of visitors, immigrants, and Native Texans as they learn to make use of the resources the region offers. The third theme, "Texas as 'cultural centrifuge,'" focuses on the convergence, separation, and emergence of various cultural groups in the state.
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Jesus F. de la Teja is Jerome and Catherine Supple Professor of Southwestern Studies, Director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest, and Regents' Professor of History at Texas State University. A past president of the Texas State Historical Association, he was also the inaugural State Historian of Texas. He is the award-winning author and editor of numerous works on Spanish, Mexican, and Republic-era Texas.Review:
Note: Each chapter ends with a Conclusion and Suggested Readings. I. Undefined Texas 1. Land and Life Before the First Humans in Texas The First Texans The Agricultural Revolution Arrives Buffalo Peoples and Fishermen 2. First Meetings, First Conflicts, 1492-1693 Dawn of Texas History Elusive Riches--Harsh Realities The Paso del Norte Corridor La Salle and the Spanish Rediscovery of Texas 3. New Spain's Northeastern Frontier, 1714-1767 The French Challenge Spanish Texas Takes Shape The Rio Grande Frontiers The Failure of Missionary Expansion in Texas 4. The Age of Reform, 1767-1800 Reorganization of the Frontier The Death and Rebirth of Spanish East Texas Sunset for the Missions The Birth of the Texas Cattle Kingdom 5. New Rivals, New Challenges, 1801-1821 Louisiana Fortress Texas Insurrection on the Frontier A Howling Wilderness II. Defining Texas 6. The Americanization of Texas, 1821-1835 Colonization Efforts, 1821-1829 Growth of Political and Cultural Tensions, 1829-1833 The Burgeoning American Presence and the Impetus to Revolution, 1833-1835 7. Revolution, 1835-1836 The Revolution--Early Months (October-December) The Revolution--Victory and Defeat (December-March) The Revolution--The Winning of Independence (March-April) 8. Texas Independent, Texas Annexed, 1836-1859 The Quests for Annexation and Empire, 1836-1841 Challenges and Opportunities in the Republic of Texas Marginalized Groups in the Republic The Annexation Quest Continues, 1841-1845 The New State Takes Shape 9. Secession, War, and Their Aftermath, 1860-1876 Texas and the Confederacy The War in Texas and Its Impact Reconstruction III. Texas Redefined 10. Toward Modernization, 1876-1898 Economic Recovery Expansion into West Texas The Political Will, 1876-1898 11. The Early Twentieth Century: One Party, Half a Dozen Fights, 1900-1929 The Texas Economy in 1900 The Climate for Reform Pressure for Reform Fergusonism and Texas on the World Stage 12. Depression and War, 1929-1945 The Great Depression The New Deal World War II 13. A "Confluence of Anxieties": Texas from 1946 to1972 Stressing the One-Party System The Conservatives Take Charge The Lyndon Johnson Era 14. Recognizing Old and New Realities Diversity in Texas Politics and Culture Developing Economic Opportunity Governing a Changing State Tending the Land Appendix A: Texas Governors Appendix B: Comparative Population Statistics Glossary of Spanish Terms Index
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