Written in a narrative style, this comprehensive yet accessible survey of Texas history offers a balanced, scholarly presentation of all time periods and topics.From the beginning sections on geography and prehistoric people, to the concluding discussions on the start of the twenty-first century, this text successfully considers each era equally in terms of space and emphasis.
1. The Land and Its Native Peoples.
2. Spanish Texas-Exploration and Occupation, 1519-1763.
3. Spanish Texas-The Last Years, 1763-1821.
4. Mexican Texas
5. The Prelude to Revolution, 1826-1835.
6. The Texas Revolution, 1835-1836.
7. The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845.
8. Early Statehood, 1846-1861.
9. Pioneer Institutions.
10. Secession and War, 1861-1865.
11. Restoring Texas to the Union, 1865-1874.12. From Reconstruction to Reform, 1874-1890.
13. Cultural Conflict on the Frontier.
14. The Populists and Progressives, 1890-1910.
15. Life at the Turn of the Century.
16. Crusades and Complacency, 1910-1930.
17. The Great Depression and Second World War, 1930-1945.
18. Post-War Texas, 1945-1963.
19. Politics of an Urban Land, 1963-1978.
20. Republican Texas, 1978-2008