Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans

Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans

by T.R. Fehrenbach

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Overview

An insider's history of Texas that examines the people, politics, and events which have shaped the Lone Star State, from prehistory to the modern day

Here is an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday of the cotton and cattle empires. He dramatically describes the emergence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War, and the state's readmission to the Union after the War. In the twentieth century oil would emerge as an important economic resource and social change would come. But Texas would remain unmistakably Texas, because Texans "have been made different by the crucible of history; they think and act in different ways, according to the history that shaped their hearts and minds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306809422
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 04/07/2000
Edition description: Subsequent
Pages: 792
Sales rank: 320,718
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

The late T. R. Fehrenbach, a native Texan, authored several books, including Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico and Comanches: The Destruction of a People, both available from Da Capo.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 2000 Edition xiii
Foreword to the 1968 Edition xv
Part I. Comanches and the King's Mercies
The Amerinds
3(16)
Coronado and Comanches
19(18)
Fleur-de-lis on the Frontier
37(7)
The Faith and the Failure: The Missions
44(21)
The King's Mercies
65(16)
Part II. Blood and Soil: The Texans
The Anglo-Celts
81(12)
The Way West
93(17)
The Filibusters
110(22)
The Empresarios
132(20)
The Clash of Cultures
152(22)
Revolution
174(16)
Blood and Soil
190(29)
Part III. Star Light, Star Bright
At the San Jacinto
219(15)
Aftermath
234(13)
The Republic
247(21)
The Lone Star State
268(11)
Star Light, Star Bright
279(48)
Part IV. The Confederacy and the Conquered
Secession
327(23)
The Bonny Blue Flag
350(23)
The Cavalry of the West
373(20)
The Conquered
393(16)
The Carpetbaggers
409(24)
The Restoration
433(12)
Part V. Until Day Breaks and Darkness Disappears: The Last Frontier
Red Niggers, Red Vermin
445(20)
The Border Breed
465(16)
South of the Border
481(13)
The Bloody Trail
494(13)
War on the Rio Grande
507(15)
The Terrible Years
522(13)
Until Day Breaks and Darkness Disappears
535(17)
The Last Frontier
552(17)
Dark of the Moon
569(26)
Part VI. The Americans: New Dreams for Old
The Stubborn Soil
595(18)
The People's Party
613(19)
The Twentieth Century
632(45)
The Lights of San Antonio
677(25)
Plus Ca Change
702(6)
The Americans
708(19)
Bibliographical Notes 727(12)
Index 739

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Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I 'm enjoying details about how apaches and comanches arrived in Texas and the subsequent history of the spanish influence and their conflicts withe native population.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a Texan, you should have read this definitive history of our State.. 40 years ago my wife read it asa requirement . Last Sunday 2 friends/history buffs agreed with her--a grand read--I gotta do it NOW!
History_Student More than 1 year ago
I've read many histories of Texas, and this one is the best on my shelves. Readable, accurate, well done. Far better than Michener's novel on the subject.
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