Texas: A Historical Atlas

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University of Oklahoma Press, Oct 22, 2014 - History - 448 pages
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.
 

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Contents

A Slice of texas
8
Geologic Time Scale
10
Extent of Major Aquifers
19
List of Charts and Diagrams viii List of Tables ix Preface xi section three Mexican texas 182136 70
36
texas as a Part of Mexico in 1824
72
Land Grants during the MexicanTexas Period
74
empresario era 182336
77
22 fredonian Republic 182627
78
The Peoples Party in texas 18911904
200
texas gubernatorial elections
201
Red River boundary Disputes 18602000
204
ModerN texas 19002009
208
section one Modern texas 190045
210
Hurricanes 18512008
212
World War i Military installations
215
World War ii Military installations
218

Anahuac and Nacogdoches
80
Conventions of 1832 and 1833
82
Natural texas 2 1 extent of texas 4 2 geologic Age of Surface Materials 8 3 Physiographic Regions 11 4 Precipitation and Weather 13 5 Major Aquife...
84
Alamo
88
The Alamo in 1836
89
texas Declaration of independence
90
The Signers of the Texas Declaration
92
goliad Massacre
94
The Presidio La bahía in 1836
96
texas Revolution
98
battle of San Jacinto
101
The battle of San Jacinto April 21 1836
103
section four the Republic of texas 183645
106
texas Counties Created 183645
109
Texas Counties Created 1836
110
the texaNs 26 33 texas and Mexico 184144
112
Later empresario grants 184083
120
section two european and American explorers 15281821 34 9 Spanish explorers 152843 36 10 french explorers 16851721 44 184461
122
Annexation and War 184448
124
U S Senate Vote to Annex Texas
127
texas in the Compromise of 1850
128
U S exploration 183958
131
Major Roads in early texas
135
Le Champ dAsile 1818 47 12 Spanish Missions and Presidios 49 39 federal Military Posts 184561
138
Federal Military Posts in Texas 184561 14041
140
frontier Conflicts 183660
142
San Antonio de béxar 52 41 texans from Around the World
147
Philip Nolan expedition 18001801 54 42 texas Counties Created 184657
151
Neutral ground Agreement 180621 56 43 Overland transportation Routes 185161
154
U S exploration 180620 58
162
James Long expeditions 181922 67 44 Slavery in texas
164
Secession Movement in texas
168
Election Returns February 23 1861 For
170
texas in the Civil War 186165
172
Reconstruction 186573
176
frontier Army Posts 186590
180
Military Posts in Texas after the Civil War
182
texas Counties Created 185875
183
Red River War 187475
186
Range Cattle industry 186690
189
Lighthouses and Lightships
192
fresnel Lens Orders
193
texas Counties in 1921
197
Population in 1920
198
U S Army Facilities
220
World War II Prisoner of War Camps
227
Rivers and Reservoirs
228
River Authorities
231
Major River Basins
234
Seaports Airports and Waterway
235
texas Railroads
239
Railroad Mileage in Texas 18532005
241
texas Roads and interstate Highways
243
State Parks Historic Sites and More
246
Experiencing the Great Outdoors 24849
248
National Parks and Historic Sites
253
National Public Lands
256
Oil and gas industry
260
Crude Oil Production 19352006
261
Power Plants and Coal Mines
270
Nonfuel Minerals
274
Lumber industry
277
farms in texas
281
AgricultureCrops
286
AgricultureAnimals
294
Colleges and Universities
300
Core based Statistical Areas
307
Regional Councils in texas
311
Population 19902000
314
business industry and High technology
321
Major Defense installations 2005
327
tourism as an industry
330
African American texans
336
Hispanic texans
340
Congressional Districts
344
texas State House of Representatives
347
texas State Senate
350
Contemporary texas
353
Appendix William barret traviss Letter from the Alamo february 24 1836
359
William barret traviss final Appeal for Aid March 3 1836
360
texas Declaration of independence March 2 1836
362
general Sam Houstons Official Report on the battle of San Jacinto April 25 1836
365
Joint Resolution of the U S Congress to Annex texas March 1 1845
368
texas Ordinance of Secession february 1 1861
369
texas Declaration of Causes for Secession february 2 1861
370
Bibliography
373
Index
405
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About the author (2014)

A. Ray Stephens is retired as Professor of History at the University of North Texas, Denton, and Director of the Texas History Institute.

Carol Zuber-Mallison is an award-winning freelance artist specializing in maps and informational graphics. For 14 years she was an editor and artist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News. She also created maps and graphics for the Texas Almanac and Texas: A Historical Atlas.

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