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The principle that all people make history continues to drive the Fourth Edition of our well-loved text, one that considers carefully the different cultures within the state as well as the unique heritage shared by all Texans.
Unlike other surveys of the Lone Star State, The History of Texas goes beyond accounts of well-known figures to consider the lives of ordinary Texans, as seen in the continued and expanded coverage of topics such as agriculture, industrialization, urbanization, economic disparity, migration patterns, and demographic change. Like its predecessors, the Fourth Edition features the history of folklore, music, literature, sports, religion, and other important aspects of Texas culture that help determine the flavor of Texas, past and present.
In response to the feedback of instructors and students alike, this edition has been reedited and revised, making it more accessible to student readers of all levels and representative of the very latest historical research. Additions include broader discussions of American Indian peoples, the activities in Texas of the French explorer La Salle, the lead up to and the battles and other events comprising the Texas Revolution, and the affinity between Texas and southern culture that ensued once the Republic became a state in 1845. In addition, the description of Reconstruction in Texas has been reorganized and simplified to help students grasp better this complex topic. Naturally, the final chapter has—in light of the rapid movements in politics, the economy, and culture—undergone extensive revision, bringing the coverage through the election of 2006.
Still the best-illustrated survey of Texas history, The History of Texas remains the most inclusive, relevant, and up-to-date account of all those who call the Lone Star State home.
Instructor resources are available athttp://www.harlandavidson.com/txhist/4e/
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Praise for the first edition:
"The authors present a thorough and detailed study of Texas history from earliest contact with civilizations to the present, giving balanced accounts of each era. But equally important they provide an insightful social history, especially in regard to women, blacks, and Mexican Americans. In other words, the authors have produced a college history text of highest caliber." (Southwestern Historical Quarterly, April 1991)
"This is an extremely well researched and well written text. ...The analysis is fair and unbiased, even with the most controversial of modern political issues. And the authors handle race and ethnic issues with sensitivity and fairness." (The Journal of Southern History, November, 1991)
"This work appears destined to become a standard and influential text. Teachers who choose not to adopt it are certain to find themselves lecturing out of it. If this book finds a wider readership than the usual text, there may even be hope that the persisten chauvinism that dominates the popular view of Texas might be shaken." (New Mexico Historical Review, April 1992)
"Calvert and De Leon present a multi-cultural view of Texas History. ...The interpretation of Reconstruction is thoroughly revisionist and should contribute to a better understanding of an era that is probably the most misunderstood and misrepresented in Texas history." (East Texas Historical Association, December, 1990)
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Book Description Harlan Davidson, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0882959662
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