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  • Unbroken Governmentby Wendy N. Whitman Cobb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Unbroken Government demonstrates how institutional and electoral characteristics present since the writing of the Constitution influence policy development. Utilizing policy areas as diverse as human spaceflight, clean air, homeland security, and foreign policy, this work shows how these patterns manifest themselves in the policymaking process. more...

  • Big Bend's Ancient and Modern Pastby Bruce A. Glasrud; Robert J. Mallouf; Lonn Taylor

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; Not Available

    The Big Bend region of Texas—variously referred to as “El Despoblado” (the uninhabited land), “a land of contrasts,” “Texas’ last frontier,” or simply as part of the Trans-Pecos—enjoys a long, colorful, and eventful history, a history that began before written records were maintained. With Big Bend’s Ancient and Modern Past, editors Bruce A. Glasrud... more...

  • Browser's Book of Texas Historyby Steven Jent

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1999; US$ 17.99

    This book brings together some 700 noteworthy quotations from or about Texas. Collectively they form a portrait of this unique place in the words of the people who have lived and created the Texas experience more...

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

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • El Paso Daysby Elroy Bode; Robert Bonazzi

    Wings Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The thoughts, scenes, and observations gathered in this collection written by an aging Elroy Bode concern themselves on the surface with the daily happenings during a typical year, reflecting the author’s sense of kinship with the people, creatures, and beauty of the Texas desert. Upon closer inspection, however, these short sketches deal with the... more...

  • San Antonioby Nancy Haston Foster

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1999; US$ 16.99

    You'll remember more than the Alamo with this book as your guide to San Antonio. Completely up-to-date and easy to use, this guide gives you the history, highlights, and hot spots of the nation's eighth largest city. more...

  • The Little Book of Birminghamby Norman Bartlam

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.99

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  • Louisianaby Bennett H. Wall; John C. Rodrigue; Light Townsend Cummins; Judith Kelleher Schafer; Edward F. Haas; Michael L. Kurtz

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    Covering the lively, even raucous, history of Louisiana from before First Contact through the Elections of 2012, this sixth edition of the classic Louisiana history survey provides an engaging and comprehensive narrative of what is arguably America’s most colorful state. Since the appearance of the first edition of this classic text in... more...

  • The Harness Maker's Dreamby Nick Kotz

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    Both historical study and ancestral narrative, The Harness Maker’s Dream follows the story of Ukrainian immigrant Nathan Kallison’s journey to the United States in search of a brighter future. At the turn of the twentieth century, over two million Jews emigrated from Czarist Russia and Eastern Europe to escape anti-Semitic law. Seventeen-year-old... more...

  • A History of Ashton Villaby Kenneth Hafertepe

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    This volume tells the story of the stately Italianate Galveston mansion known as Ashton Villa. Built in 1859, Ashton Villa stood out in antebellum Galveston for its extensive use of new materials: brick and cast iron. It has weathered many a storm, including the Great Hurricane of 1900, when floodwaters invaded its first floor. Now as a historic... more...