Texas Almanac 2012–2013

Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez,Robert Plocheck

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0876112572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 2001

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First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac has a long history of chronicling the Lone Star State and its residents. The Almanac's 66th edition is printed in full color and includes hundreds of photographs from every region of the state. Color maps of the state and each of its 254 counties show relief, major and minor roads, waterways, parks, and other attractions. Each county map is accompanied by a profile outlining that county's history, physical features, recreation, population, and economy. Special features in the 66th Edition include: • An article on the birth of the Austin music scene and the influence on it by legendary musician Willie Nelson, written by Nelson biographer Joe Nick Patoski. The Austin music scene is recognized worldwide through Austin City Limits, the longest running music program on American television. • A history of the Civil War in Texas to mark the 150th year since the beginning of that conflict. Composed by Texana writer Mike Cox, the article highlights the unique aspects of the war in Texas, such as the Great Hanging at Gainesville and the Battle of Palmito Ranch. • Newly released 2010 population figures. • A complete history of voter turnout in Texas going back to 1866. • A history of professional football in Texas. • Comprehensive lists of high school football and basketball championships, Texas Olympians, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The Texas Almanac 2012–2013 includes articles and data about: • history and government • population and demographics • the natural environment • sports and recreation • business and transportation • oil and minerals • agriculture • science and health • education • culture and the arts • obituaries of notable Texans • pronunciation guide to town and county names

Texas Almanac 2018-2019

Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez,Robert Plocheck

Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn

ISBN: 9781625110459

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 9434

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The Texas Almanac is a complete reference book on all things Texan: History, Environment, Weather, Astronomical Calendar, Recreation, Sports, Counties, Population, Elections, Government, Culture, Health, Science, Education, Business, Transportation, Agriculture, Pronunciation Guide, and Obituaries. Feature articles and updated data are presented in 752 pages with hundreds of color photos and maps. -- Publisher marketing.

Come to Texas

Attracting Immigrants, 1865-1915

Author: Barbara J. Rozek

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585442676

Category: History

Page: 250

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Describes the history of Texan immigration, beginning with the recruitment of new citizens by the state government from 1865 through 1879, and ending with the efforts to encourage immigration by private organizations, agencies, businesses, and individuals from 1879 through 1915.

Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists

Plain Folk Protest In Texas, 1870-1914

Author: Kyle Grant Wilkison

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603444130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

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As the nineteenth century ended in Hunt County, Texas, a way of life was dying. The tightly knit, fiercely independent society of the yeomen farmers--"plain folk," as historians have often dubbed them--was being swallowed up by the rising tide of a rapidly changing, cotton-based economy. A social network based on family, religion, and community was falling prey to crippling debt and resulting loss of land ownership. For many of the rural people of Hunt County and similar places, it seemed like the end of the world. In Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists historian Kyle G. Wilkison analyzes the patterns of plain-folk life and the changes that occurred during the critical four decades spanning the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. Political protest evolved in the wake of the devastating losses experienced by the poor rural majority, and Wilkison carefully explores the interplay of religion and politics as Greenbackers, Populists, and Socialists vied for the support of the dispossessed tenant farmers and sharecroppers. With its richly drawn contextualization and analysis of the causes and effects of the epochal shifts in plain-folk society, Kyle G. Wilkison's Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists will reward students and scholars in economic, regional, and agricultural history.

Texas Roots

Agriculture and Rural Life Before the Civil War

Author: C. Allan Jones

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603446028

Category: HISTORY

Page: 265

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The uniquely Texan system that arose from the state's agricultural heritage, a mixture of practices and traditions from New Spain, Mexico, Europe, and the South, was the foundation for Texas' economic strength after the Civil War. In "Texas Roots," Jones brings alive this aspect of the state's history that contributed immeasurably to its identity and prosperity.

Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants Handbook

With Which Is Incorporated Hanford's Texas State Register (Classic Reprint)

Author: James Burke

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265895504

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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Excerpt from Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants Handbook: With Which Is Incorporated Hanford's Texas State Register I. A Partial Eclipse of the Moon. April 22, in the morning, visible from the Mississippi Valley to the Pacific Coast. Size. About 1 digit. (see Table.) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Texas

A Historical Atlas

Author: A. Ray Stephens

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 080618647X

Category: History

Page: 448

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For twenty years the Historical Atlas of Texas stood as a trusted resource for students and aficionados of the state. Now this key reference has been thoroughly updated and expanded—and even rechristened. Texas: A Historical Atlas more accurately reflects the Lone Star State at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Its 86 entries feature 175 newly designed maps—more than twice the number in the original volume—illustrating the most significant aspects of the state’s history, geography, and current affairs. The heart of the book is its wealth of historical information. Sections devoted to indigenous peoples of Texas and its exploration and settlement offer more than 45 entries with visual depictions of everything from the routes of Spanish explorers to empresario grants to cattle trails. In another 31 articles, coverage of modern and contemporary Texas takes in hurricanes and highways, power plants and population trends. Practically everything about this atlas is new. All of the essays have been updated to reflect recent scholarship, while more than 30 appear for the first time, addressing such subjects as the Texas Declaration of Independence, early roads, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Texas-Oklahoma boundary disputes, and the tideland oil controversy. A dozen new entries for “Contemporary Texas” alone chart aspects of industry, agriculture, and minority demographics. Nearly all of the expanded essays are accompanied by multiple maps—everyone in full color. The most comprehensive, state-of-the-art work of its kind, Texas: A Historical Atlas is more than just a reference. It is a striking visual introduction to the Lone Star State.

1998-1999 Texas Almanac

And State Industrial Guide

Author: Dallas Morning News

Publisher: Dallas Morning News

ISBN: 9780914511267

Category: Almanac

Page: 672

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An almanac presenting facts and statistics on Texas government, history, sports, environment, education, business, agriculture, and more.

The Alamo Remembered

Tejano Accounts and Perspectives

Author: Timothy M. Matovina

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292759908

Category: History

Page: 160

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As Mexican soldiers fought the mostly Anglo-American colonists and volunteers at the Alamo in 1836, San Antonio's Tejano population was caught in the crossfire, both literally and symbolically. Though their origins were in Mexico, the Tejanos had put down lasting roots in Texas and did not automatically identify with the Mexican cause. Indeed, as the accounts in this new collection demonstrate, their strongest allegiance was to their fellow San Antonians, with whom they shared a common history and a common plight as war raged in their hometown. Timothy M. Matovina here gathers all known Tejano accounts of the Battle of the Alamo. These accounts consist of first reports of the battle, including Juan N. Seguín's funeral oration at the interment ceremony of the Alamo defenders, conversations with local Tejanos, unpublished petitions and depositions, and published accounts from newspapers and other sources. This communal response to the legendary battle deepens our understanding of the formation of Mexican American consciousness and identity.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2003

Author: Ken Park

Publisher: World Almanac Education

ISBN: 9780886878825

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

Watson's Really Big Wwii Almanac

Volume I: January to June

Author: Patrick Watson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101890

Category: Reference

Page: 726

View: 1914

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Named as the North American Book Exchanges winner of the 2008 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Reference catagory, this book is laid out like a calendar containing information pertaining to World War II. In going to a specific date, you will find it divided by area (i.e. Western Europe, North America etc.). Those areas are further divided by year. What makes it unique is that those years range from the 1800s to the present day. The information includes everything from actual battles, to the final fate of a favorite ship, to the activities of movie stars during the war. It covers the first six months of the year. Volume Two takes care of the last six months.

The Book of Texas Bays

Author: James B. Blackburn

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603442758

Category: Photography

Page: 304

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In a dazzling tribute to the Texas coast, conservationist and lawyer Jim Blackburn has teamed with photographer Jim Olive to give us the most intimate and important portrait yet of Texas bays and of those who work for their wise use and preservation. While giving life and sustenance to plants, animals, and people, the bays and estuaries of Texas have other stories to tell—about freshwater inflows, deep port construction, disappearing oyster beds, beach resorts, industrial pollution, and more. At a certain point, each story brings opposing forces into the courtroom for vigorous debates on the future of some of our most valuable and irreplaceable resources. The Book of Texas Bays is a personal account of legal battles won and lost, but it is also a fine work of natural history by someone who has a deep spiritual connection to the Texas coast and all it has to offer. Jim Olive’s stunning photographs present us with a dramatic perspective of our relationship with the Gulf and remind us of both the grandness and the fragility of our coastal treasures.

Almanac of American Politics 2018

Author: Columbia Books Inc

Publisher: Us Congress Handbook (State Ed

ISBN: 9781938939563

Category: Political Science

Page: 2080

View: 5388

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The 2018 edition includes: In-depth profile of every governor, Senator, and House member. Updated demographic information for every state and district, including information from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, with new categories of economic, occupational, social and geographic data.