Texas, A Modern History: Revised Edition by David G. MccombTexas, A Modern History: Revised Edition by David G. Mccomb

Texas, A Modern History: Revised Edition

byDavid G. Mccomb

Paperback | October 15, 2010

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Since its publication in 1989, Texas, A Modern History has established itself as one of the most readable and reliable general histories of Texas. David McComb paints the panorama of Lone Star history from the earliest Indians to the present day with a vigorous brush that uses fact, anecdote, and humor to present a concise narrative. The book is designed to offer an adult reader the savor of Texan culture, an exploration of the ethos of its people, and a sense of the rhythm of its development. Spanish settlement, the Battle of the Alamo, the Civil War, cattle trails, oil discovery, the growth of cities, changes in politics, the Great Depression, World War II, recreation, economic expansion, and recession are each a part of the picture. Photographs and fascinating sidebars punctuate the text.

In this revised edition, McComb not only incorporates recent scholarship but also tracks the post–World War II rise of the Republican Party in Texas and the evolution of the state from rural to urban, with 88 percent of the people now living in cities. At the same time, he demonstrates that, despite many changes that have made Texas similar to the rest of the United States, much of its unique past remains.

DAVID MCCOMB grew up in Houston and is an emeritus professor of history at Colorado State University. He has written extensively about Texas history, including award-winning books on Houston and Galveston, as well as about Colorado and sports.
Title:Texas, A Modern History: Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:247 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.88 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292723164

ISBN - 13:9780292723160


Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Land and Nature
  • 2. The Spanish Legacy
  • 3. Texas and the United States
  • 4. Settlement
  • 5. Texas in Transit
  • 6. The Texas Mystique
  • 7. "God Bless Texas"
  • 8. Afterword: Books and Themes
  • Appendix I: Presidents and Governors of Texas
  • Appendix II: Counties of Texas
  • References
  • Index