A Lone Star Reader

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Copyright: 2022

Pages: 318

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A Lone Star Reader is a Texas state history anthology designed for students and general readers alike. In its pages, readers will find the work of leading academics and lay historians. They will encounter a wide variety of writing styles and a broad range of views. The reader will find that every selection is approachable, engaging, informative, and representative of the best in Texas scholarship.

A Lone Star Reader by Charles Swanlund, Kirk Bane, and Scott Sosebee:

  • Includes introductions of the topic and author for each selected article.
  • Integrates work by new co-author Dr. Sosebee -  Executive Director of the East Texas Historical Association.
  • Features contributions from Lone Star historians Daniel Hickerson, James Bruseth, Toni Turner, Bradley Folsom, Paul Lack, Stephen Hardin, Randolph Campbell, Charles David Grear, Kenneth Howell, Paul Carlson, Don Worcester, Suzanne Campbell, George Cooper, Brandon Jett, Gary Cartwright, Gregory Ball, Mark Stanley, Ben Procter, Michael Roth, Ronald Goodwin, Patrick Cox, James Smallwood, and Christopher Bean.

Introduction and Acknowledgments
About the Editors

Article 1 ★ Hasinai–European Interaction, 1694–1715
Daniel A. Hickerson

Article 2 ★ La Salle’s Grand Dream
James E. Bruseth and Toni S. Turner

Article 3 ★Trinidad de Salcedo: A Forgotten Villa in Colonial Texas, 1806–1813
Bradley Folsom

Article 4 ★ Los Tejanos: Mexican Texans in the Revolution
Paul D. Lack

Article 5 ★ Determined Valor and Desperate Courage
Stephen L. Hardin

Article 6 ★ Presidential Politics in the Republic of Texas
Charles Swanlund

Article 7 ★ Family, Religion, and Music: “The Strength to Endure”
Randolph B. Campbell

Article 8 ★ “Into the Fray: Why Texans Fought in the Civil War”
Charles David Grear

Article 9 ★ The Prolonged War: Texans Struggle to Win the Civil War during Reconstruction
Kenneth W. Howell

Article 10 ★ William R. Shafter: Commanding Black Troops in West Texas
Paul H. Carlson

Article 11 ★ The Trail Towns
Don Worcester

Article 12 ★ Annie Black and the Soiled Doves of San Angelo
Suzanne Campbell

Article 13 ★ “Railroads, Commerce, and Energy—We’ve Got Everything You Could Ever Want”
George M. Cooper

Article 14 ★ Paris Is Burning: Lynching and Racial Violence in Lamar County, 1890–1920
Brandon Jett

Article 15 ★ The Great Storm
Gary Cartwright

Article 16 ★ The Western Front, October 13–30, 1918
Gregory W. Ball

Article 17 ★ “Fergusonism, Factionalization, and Thirty Years of Texas Politics”
Mark Stanley

Article 18 ★ Red Burton and the Klan
Ben Procter

Article 19 ★ Bonnie and Clyde in Texas: The End of the Texas Outlaw Tradition
Mitchel Roth

Article 20 ★ Survival in the Midst of Chaos and Devastation: Texas and the Great Depression
Ronald E. Goodwin

Article 21 ★ Dashed Hopes and Gained Opportunities: Mexican American Educational Experiences in Lubbock, Texas, from the 1920s through the 1960s
Scott Sosebee

Article 22 ★ Newspapers and the 1936 Texas Centennial
Patrick Cox

Article 23 ★ Operation Texas: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Jewish Question and the Nazi Holocaust
James Smallwood

Article 24 ★ “We Want Aggies, Not Maggies”: James Earl Rudder and the Coeducation of Texas A&M University
Christopher Bean

Chuck Swanlund

Charles Swanlund, Professor of History at Blinn College—Bryan, holds degrees from Lake Superior State University (B.A. –1981) and Sam Houston State University (M.A.—1998). At Sam Houston State, his professors included Caroline Castillo-Crimm and Gregg Cantrell. With Kenneth Howell, he is coeditor of the forthcoming Single Star of the West (University of North Texas Press), an anthology on the Texas Republic. Professor Swanlund has also contributed to the East Texas Historical Journal, the West Texas Historical Association Year Book, and theJournal of South Texas. He presently serves as Community Liaison for the Central Texas Historical Association.

Kirk Bane

Kirk Bane, Professor of History at Blinn College—Bryan, holds degrees from Texas A&M University (B.A.—1987; M.A.—1989) and Texas Christian University (Ph.D.—1993). At TCU, his professors included Don Worcester and Ben Procter, both of whom are represented in this anthology. Dr. Bane has written for such scholarly publications as the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, the East Texas Historical Journal, the West Texas Historical Association Year Book, and the Great Plains Quarterly. He also contributes reviews to the popular online magazine, Texas Escapes. A former Board Member of the West Texas Historical Association, Bane is presently Managing Editor for the journal of the Central Texas Historical Association.

SCOTT SOSEBEE

Scott Sosebee, Executive Director of the East Texas Historical Association and Associate Professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, holds three degrees from Texas Tech University (B.A—1997; M.A.—2000; and Ph.D.—2004). At Tech, his professors included Paul Carlson, who is represented in this volume, Don Walker, and Alwyn Barr. Dr. Sosebee serves as editor for the East Texas Historical Journal. His publications have appeared in the West Texas Historical Association Year Book, the Journal of Southern History, and the anthology, West Texas: A History of the Giant Side of the State (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014).

A Lone Star Reader is a Texas state history anthology designed for students and general readers alike. In its pages, readers will find the work of leading academics and lay historians. They will encounter a wide variety of writing styles and a broad range of views. The reader will find that every selection is approachable, engaging, informative, and representative of the best in Texas scholarship.

A Lone Star Reader by Charles Swanlund, Kirk Bane, and Scott Sosebee:

  • Includes introductions of the topic and author for each selected article.
  • Integrates work by new co-author Dr. Sosebee -  Executive Director of the East Texas Historical Association.
  • Features contributions from Lone Star historians Daniel Hickerson, James Bruseth, Toni Turner, Bradley Folsom, Paul Lack, Stephen Hardin, Randolph Campbell, Charles David Grear, Kenneth Howell, Paul Carlson, Don Worcester, Suzanne Campbell, George Cooper, Brandon Jett, Gary Cartwright, Gregory Ball, Mark Stanley, Ben Procter, Michael Roth, Ronald Goodwin, Patrick Cox, James Smallwood, and Christopher Bean.

Introduction and Acknowledgments
About the Editors

Article 1 ★ Hasinai–European Interaction, 1694–1715
Daniel A. Hickerson

Article 2 ★ La Salle’s Grand Dream
James E. Bruseth and Toni S. Turner

Article 3 ★Trinidad de Salcedo: A Forgotten Villa in Colonial Texas, 1806–1813
Bradley Folsom

Article 4 ★ Los Tejanos: Mexican Texans in the Revolution
Paul D. Lack

Article 5 ★ Determined Valor and Desperate Courage
Stephen L. Hardin

Article 6 ★ Presidential Politics in the Republic of Texas
Charles Swanlund

Article 7 ★ Family, Religion, and Music: “The Strength to Endure”
Randolph B. Campbell

Article 8 ★ “Into the Fray: Why Texans Fought in the Civil War”
Charles David Grear

Article 9 ★ The Prolonged War: Texans Struggle to Win the Civil War during Reconstruction
Kenneth W. Howell

Article 10 ★ William R. Shafter: Commanding Black Troops in West Texas
Paul H. Carlson

Article 11 ★ The Trail Towns
Don Worcester

Article 12 ★ Annie Black and the Soiled Doves of San Angelo
Suzanne Campbell

Article 13 ★ “Railroads, Commerce, and Energy—We’ve Got Everything You Could Ever Want”
George M. Cooper

Article 14 ★ Paris Is Burning: Lynching and Racial Violence in Lamar County, 1890–1920
Brandon Jett

Article 15 ★ The Great Storm
Gary Cartwright

Article 16 ★ The Western Front, October 13–30, 1918
Gregory W. Ball

Article 17 ★ “Fergusonism, Factionalization, and Thirty Years of Texas Politics”
Mark Stanley

Article 18 ★ Red Burton and the Klan
Ben Procter

Article 19 ★ Bonnie and Clyde in Texas: The End of the Texas Outlaw Tradition
Mitchel Roth

Article 20 ★ Survival in the Midst of Chaos and Devastation: Texas and the Great Depression
Ronald E. Goodwin

Article 21 ★ Dashed Hopes and Gained Opportunities: Mexican American Educational Experiences in Lubbock, Texas, from the 1920s through the 1960s
Scott Sosebee

Article 22 ★ Newspapers and the 1936 Texas Centennial
Patrick Cox

Article 23 ★ Operation Texas: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Jewish Question and the Nazi Holocaust
James Smallwood

Article 24 ★ “We Want Aggies, Not Maggies”: James Earl Rudder and the Coeducation of Texas A&M University
Christopher Bean

Chuck Swanlund

Charles Swanlund, Professor of History at Blinn College—Bryan, holds degrees from Lake Superior State University (B.A. –1981) and Sam Houston State University (M.A.—1998). At Sam Houston State, his professors included Caroline Castillo-Crimm and Gregg Cantrell. With Kenneth Howell, he is coeditor of the forthcoming Single Star of the West (University of North Texas Press), an anthology on the Texas Republic. Professor Swanlund has also contributed to the East Texas Historical Journal, the West Texas Historical Association Year Book, and theJournal of South Texas. He presently serves as Community Liaison for the Central Texas Historical Association.

Kirk Bane

Kirk Bane, Professor of History at Blinn College—Bryan, holds degrees from Texas A&M University (B.A.—1987; M.A.—1989) and Texas Christian University (Ph.D.—1993). At TCU, his professors included Don Worcester and Ben Procter, both of whom are represented in this anthology. Dr. Bane has written for such scholarly publications as the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, the East Texas Historical Journal, the West Texas Historical Association Year Book, and the Great Plains Quarterly. He also contributes reviews to the popular online magazine, Texas Escapes. A former Board Member of the West Texas Historical Association, Bane is presently Managing Editor for the journal of the Central Texas Historical Association.

SCOTT SOSEBEE

Scott Sosebee, Executive Director of the East Texas Historical Association and Associate Professor of History at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, holds three degrees from Texas Tech University (B.A—1997; M.A.—2000; and Ph.D.—2004). At Tech, his professors included Paul Carlson, who is represented in this volume, Don Walker, and Alwyn Barr. Dr. Sosebee serves as editor for the East Texas Historical Journal. His publications have appeared in the West Texas Historical Association Year Book, the Journal of Southern History, and the anthology, West Texas: A History of the Giant Side of the State (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014).