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Gone to Texas By Randolph B. Campbell (Lone Star Professor of History, Lone Star Professor of History, University of North Texas)

Summary

Gone to Texas engagingly tells the story of the Lone Star State, from the arrival of humans in the Panhandle more than 12,000 years ago to the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Gone to Texas Summary

Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State by Randolph B. Campbell (Lone Star Professor of History, Lone Star Professor of History, University of North Texas)

Gone to Texas engagingly tells the story of the Lone Star State, from the arrival of humans in the Panhandle more than 12,000 years ago to the second decade of the twenty-first century. Focusing on the state's successive waves of immigrants, the book offers an inclusive view of the vast array of Texans, who often in conflict with each other and always in struggle with the land, created a history and idea of Texas.

Gone to Texas Reviews

The best, most comprehensive account of the Lone Star saga that I know of; the place to start if you prefer Texas history to Texas mythology/" - Fritz Lanham, Houston Chronicle
The new standard history of America's most unusual state. It is a balanced account, beautifully written, with verve and wit." - William H. Goetzmann, The University of Texas at Austin
One of the best crafted, thoroughly researched, and masterfully presented histories in one volume ever written about this state. It is nothing short of an historical tour de force." - Light T. Cummins, Austin College

About Randolph B. Campbell (Lone Star Professor of History, Lone Star Professor of History, University of North Texas)

Regents' Professor of History at the University of North Texas (Ph. D. at the University of Virginia); specializes in Early US National period and the History of Texas. Books include: Wealth and Power in Antebellum Texas (Texas A&M U Press, 1977); Sam Houston and the American Southwest (HarperCollins, 1993); and An Empire for Slavery (LSU Press, 1989).

Table of Contents

Maps and Illustrations Preface Acknowledgment 1. The First Texans 2. Exploration and Adventure, 1519-1689 3. Spanish Texas, 1690-1779 4. Spanish Texas in the Age of Revolutions, 1779-1821 5. Mexican Texas, 1821-1835 6. The Texas Revolution, 1835-1836 7. The Republic of Texas, 1836-1846 8. Frontier Texas, 1846-1861 9. Empire State of the South, 1846-1861 10. The Civil War, 1861-1865 11. Reconstruction, 1865-1876 12. The Old West, 1877-1900 13. The New South and the Populist Revolt, 1877-1900 14. The Progressive Era, 1901-1920 15. The "Prosperity Decade," 1921-1929 16. The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945 17. The Rise of Modern Texas, 1945-1971 18. Modern Texas, 1971-2000 19. Texas in the New Millennium, 2001-2016 20. The Texas Mystique in the Twenty-First Century Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Select Bibliography Index

Additional information

GOR011228797
9780190642396
0190642394
Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State by Randolph B. Campbell (Lone Star Professor of History, Lone Star Professor of History, University of North Texas)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
2017-05-04
496
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