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  • Fort Lancasterby Lawrence J. Francell

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Today Fort Lancaster sits as a ghostly ruin in west Texas, far removed from any major highway. However, this frontier post once played a major role in the protection of the primary southern route to California after the discovery of gold. Built along Live Oak Creek near the junction with the Pecos, Fort Lancaster was established in 1855 as one of... more...

  • Fort Conchoby James T. Matthews

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    In the fall of 1867 the United States Army established a permanent camp on the plateau where the North and Middle Concho rivers join. For centuries, this high open plateau had remained barren except for passing expeditions or Native American hunting parties. The establishment of Fort Concho provided a vital link in the line of frontier defense and... more...

  • Remember Goliad!by Craig H. Roell

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    When Sam Houston's revolutionary soldiers won the Battle of San Jacinto and secured independence for Texas, their battle cry was "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!" Everyone knows about the Alamo, but far fewer know about the stirring events at Goliad. Craig Roell's lively new study of Goliad brings to life this most important Texas community.... more...

  • The Plan de San Diegoby Charles H Harris; Louis R Sadler

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 45.00

    The Plan of San Diego, a rebellion proposed in 1915 to overthrow the U.S. government in the Southwest and establish a Hispanic republic in its stead, remains one of the most tantalizing documents of the Mexican Revolution. The plan called for an insurrection of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and African Americans in support of the Mexican Revolution... more...

  • The Incasby Terence N. D?Altroy

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Incas is a captivating exploration of one of the greatest civilizations ever seen.  Seamlessly drawing on history, archaeology, and ethnography, this thoroughly updated new edition integrates advances made in hundreds of new studies conducted over the last decade. • Written by one of the world’s leading experts on Inca... more...

  • Dixieby Curtis Wilkie

    Scribner 2002; US$ 22.95

    Dixie is a political and social history of the South during the second half of the twentieth century told from Curtis Wilkie's perspective as a white man intimately transformed by enormous racial and political upheavals. Wilkie's personal take on some of the landmark events of modern American history is as engaging as it is insightful. He attended... more...

  • Is Our Children Learning?by Paul Begala

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 13.95

    He was a poor student who somehow got into the finest schools. He was a National Guardsman who somehow missed a year of service. He was a failed businessman who somehow was made rich. He was a minority investor who somehow was made managing partner of the Texas Rangers. He was a defeated politician who somehow was made governor. You can hardly blame... more...

  • The Men Who Wear the Starby Charles M. Iii Robinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 29.95

    Here is the first full telling of the most colorful and famous law enforcers of our time. For years, the Texas Rangers have been historical figures shrouded in myth. Charles M. Robinson III has sifted through the tall tales to reach the heart of this storied organization. The Men Who Wear the Star details the history of the Rangers, from their beginnings,... more...

  • The Quest for Tejano Identity in San Antonio, Texas, 1913-2000by Richard Buitron

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    This book surveys the people, events, and conditions that shaped Mexican American identity in the Southwestern United States after 1913. more...

  • This Land Is Our Landby Alex Stepick; Guillermo Grenier; Max Castro; Marvin Dunn

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    For those opposed to immigration, Miami is a nightmare. Miami is the de facto capital of Latin America; it is a city where immigrants dominate, Spanish is ubiquitous, and Denny's is an ethnic restaurant. Are Miami's immigrants representative of a trend that is undermining American culture and identity? Drawing from in-depth fieldwork in the city... more...