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  • Deep in the Heart: The Texas Tendency in American Politicsby James McEnteer

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 43.00

    Cowboy politics is in. When George W. Bush announced a new American policy of pre-emptive attack against potential enemies in 2002, he ushered in the triumph of Texas values over the American agenda. This book traces in lucid and engaging style the fascinating influence of the Texas warrior culture from the Alamo to the present day. This is not a... more...

  • Historic Texasby Rick Sapp

    TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 3.99

    Texas was built on stories of cactus, cattle, and cowboys that have stretched as big as the state itself to encompass the even more fabulous tales of railroads, oil, and the bravest of settlers. Railroads brought commerce, people, and vitality to early Texas creating such strong growth and welcoming numerous industries that now the state’s economy... more...

  • Integrative indigene Bildungspolitik in Mexiko-Stadtby Franziska Görner

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 32.81

    Hauptbeschreibung Im Buch wird der Frage nach gegangen, ob Bildung eine Bedeutung in der indigenen Integrationspolitik von Mexiko-Stadt einnimmt. In vielen anderen Sozialwissenschaftsstudien wird Bildung oft als der Faktor angepriesen, der Migranten zu einer erfolgreichen Integration in die Aufnahmegesellschaft verhilft. So werden im Buch verschiedene... more...

  • The Other Great Migrationby Bernadette Pruitt; M. Hunter Hayes

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 55.00

    The twentieth century has seen two great waves of African American migration from rural areas into the city, changing not only the country?s demographics but also black culture. In her thorough study of migration to Houston, Bernadette Pruitt portrays the move from rural to urban homes in Jim Crow Houston as a form of black activism and resistance... more...

  • The Texas Gulf Coastby Annya Strydom

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    The Texas Gulf Coast has some 3,300 miles of shoreline, including the islands, bays and river mouths. It stretches from Louisiana down to the Mexican border. Some of the best beaches in America are along the Texas coast. There is so much to offer everybody. The marshlands and wetlands around Port Arthur, close to the Louisiana border,... more...

  • "We Never Retreat"by Edward A. Bradley

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 94.00

    The term ?filibuster? often brings to mind a senator giving a long-winded speech in opposition to a bill, but the term had a different connotation in the nineteenth century?invasion of foreign lands by private military forces. Spanish Texas was a target of such invasions. Generally given short shrift in the studies of American-based filibustering,... more...

  • The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallaceby John C. Duval

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    John C. Duval was born in 1816 to a distinguished family in Kentucky. Upon meeting fellow Texas Ranger Big-Foot Wallace, the two became fast friends. Duval went on to fight for the South in the Civil War, and retired to a backyard cabin in Texas to live out the remainder of his life as a surveyor and prospector, often visiting Wallace to talk about... more...

  • Alamo Tracesby Thomas Ricks Lindley

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 18.99

    Never wavering in its search for the bedrock of fact, this book is a methodical, piece-by-piece dismantling of what we thought we knew and a convincing speculation about what might have really happened during that courageous fight for independence. more...

  • Antebellum Jefferson, Texasby Jacques D. Bagur

    University of North Texas Press 2012; US$ 44.00

    Founded in 1845 as a steamboat port at the entryway to western markets from the Red River, Jefferson was a thriving center of trade until the steamboat traffic dried up in the 1870s. Jefferson was the unofficial capital of East Texas, but it was also typical of boom towns in general. This title examines the frontier town. more...

  • At the Heart of Texasby Richard B McCaslin; J. P. Bryan

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Founded in 1897, when the state of Texas was just half a century old, the Texas State Historical Association soon became known as the nation's most dynamic regional history organization. Earlier attempts to organize historical societies in Texas, traced in the opening chapter, illuminate the factors that came ultimately to be decisive in the success... more...