Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans

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Da Capo Press, 2000 - History - 767 pages
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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."
  

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Review: Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans

User Review  - Laura Finger - Goodreads

I was really spoiled when it came to learning Texas history. Unlike most people, I first encountered Texas history by reading original documents in Houston, Galveston and Austin. Now that I'm a Texile ... Read full review

Review: Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans

User Review  - Glen Robinson - Goodreads

I bought this book because after emigrating to Texas 15 years ago, I thought it was time to find out more about the state's history. I have always been fascinated with its early years and especially ... Read full review

Contents

The Amerinds
3
Coronado and Comanches
19
Fleurdelis on the Frontier
37
The Faith and the Failure The Missions
44
The Kings Mercies
65
BLOOD AND SOIL THE TEXANS
79
The AngloCelts
81
The Wat West
93
The Carpetbaggers
409
The Restoration
433
UNTIL DAT BREAKS AND DARKNESS DISAPPEARS THE LAST FRONTIER
443
Red Niggers Red Vermin
445
The Border Breed
465
South of the Border
481
The Bloody Trail
494
War on the Rio Grande
507

The Filibusters
110
The Empresarios
132
The Clash of Cultures
152
Revolution
174
Blood and Soil
190
At the San Jacinto
219
The Aftermath
234
The Republic
247
The Lone Star State
268
Star Light Star Bright
279
THE CONFEDERACY AND THE CONQUERED
325
Secession
327
The Bonny Blue Flag
350
The Cavalry of the West
373
The Conquered
393
The Terrible Years
522
Until Day Breaks and Darkness Disappears
535
The Last Frontier
552
Dark of the Moon
569
THE AMERICANS NEW DREAMS FOR OLD
593
The Stubborn Soil
595
The Peoples Party
613
The Twentieth Century
632
The Lights of San Antonio
677
Plus Ca Change
702
The Americans
708
Bibliographical Notes
727
Index
739
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T. R. Fehrenbach,a native Texan, is the author of several books, including Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico and Comanches: The Destruction of a People, both available from Da Capo. He lives in San Antonio.

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