Texas: A History by Joe Bertram Frantz

Texas: A History

byJoe Bertram Frantz, American Association for State and Local History

Kobo ebook | May 17, 1984

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**Texas is blood and violence, right? It is cowboys and longhorns, the Alamo and the Astrodome, wheeling and dealing and bragging, right?

Right. And also wrong, says the author of this book, Joe B. Frantz.**

This is the story of how a myth began, with the Texas Revolution against Mexico, cattle drives, and "hyperactive" Texas Rangers, and became embodied in larger-than-life figures, from Sam Houston to "Speaker Sam" Rayburn, from the explorer La Salle to L. B. J. It is also the story of a state larger than its myth, a Confederate state that contained enclaves of pro-Union German-Americans, a football-loving state that produced musicians of the sensitivity of Scott Joplin and Van Cliburn, a western state that also is Southern, Mexican, and Spanish in its influences.

Title:Texas: A HistoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 17, 1984Publisher:W. W. Norton & CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393348695

ISBN - 13:9780393348699