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Gone to Texas : a history of the Lone Star State, Randolph B. Campbell

Label
Gone to Texas : a history of the Lone Star State
Title
Gone to Texas
Title remainder
a history of the Lone Star State
Statement of responsibility
Randolph B. Campbell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gone to Texas engagingly tells the story of the Lone Star State, from the arrival of humans in the Panhandle more than 10,000 years ago to the opening 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 a struggle with the land, created a history and an idea of Texas. Striking a balance between revisionist and traditional approaches to history, author Randolph B. Campbell tells the stories of the colorful individuals and events that shaped the history of Texas, giving equal treatment to the lives of men like Sam Houston and to women and minorities in Texas's history. He addresses the fact that Texas is widely regarded as a special state-a place with a story that appeals to millions of people, many of whom have never even been there-and examines what created this idea of Texan distinctiveness. Organized chronologically, the text focuses on five main themes: Texas as a "forgotten" province of the Spanish empire that was only protected when some other nation threatened to occupy it; the interpretation of the Texas Revolution as a clash between two disparate cultures rather than as a deliberate, pre-conceived plan by the U.S. to steal the province from Mexico; the identification of Texas as a Southern rather than Western state in terms of its demographic, cultural, economic, and political influences and development; Texas's distinction not as a "unique" state but rather as the exaggerated embodiment of traditional American ideals and emotions such as individualism, personal liberty, and violence; and the two-hundred-year-old history of Texas as a destination for immigrants seeking new opportunities. Vividly capturing the adventure and conflict of this state's legendary past, Gone to Texas is ideal for undergraduate courses in Texas history
Cataloging source
DLC
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1940-
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Campbell, Randolph B.
Dewey number
976.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F386
LC item number
.C268 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Texas
Label
Gone to Texas : a history of the Lone Star State, Randolph B. Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-485) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first Texans -- Exploration and adventure, 1519-1689 -- Spanish Texas, 1690-1779 -- Spanish Texas in the age of revolutions, 1779-1821 -- Mexican Texas, 1821-1835 -- The Texas revolution, 1835-1836 -- The Republic of Texas, 1836-1846 -- Frontier Texas, 1846-1861 -- Empire state of the south, 1846-1861 -- The Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Reconstruction, 1865-1876 -- Old West and New South, 1865-1890 -- An era of reform, 1891-1920 -- The "prosperity decade" and the great depression, 1921-1941 -- World War II and the rise of modern, Texas, 1941-1971 -- Modern Texas, 1971-2001 -- Texas in the new millennium
Control code
51281031
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 500 pages
Isbn
9780195138429
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2002041657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Gone to Texas : a history of the Lone Star State, Randolph B. Campbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-485) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first Texans -- Exploration and adventure, 1519-1689 -- Spanish Texas, 1690-1779 -- Spanish Texas in the age of revolutions, 1779-1821 -- Mexican Texas, 1821-1835 -- The Texas revolution, 1835-1836 -- The Republic of Texas, 1836-1846 -- Frontier Texas, 1846-1861 -- Empire state of the south, 1846-1861 -- The Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Reconstruction, 1865-1876 -- Old West and New South, 1865-1890 -- An era of reform, 1891-1920 -- The "prosperity decade" and the great depression, 1921-1941 -- World War II and the rise of modern, Texas, 1941-1971 -- Modern Texas, 1971-2001 -- Texas in the new millennium
Control code
51281031
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 500 pages
Isbn
9780195138429
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2002041657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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