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Texas: A Compact History [Paperback]

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Item description for Texas: A Compact History by Archie P. McDonald...

Texas "a whole other country"--a slogan that promotes tourism as much within the Lone Star State as elsewhere--is familiar to native Texans and those adopted sons and daughters who "got here just as quickly as they could." Texas is as varied as East Texas timberland, hundreds of miles of seashore, prairies of the Central and High Plains, and the dry desert of far West Texas.

When traveling abroad and asked, "Where are you from?" residents of forty-nine of the United States usually respond, "the USA." Nearly every citizen of the Lone Star State will answer "Texas!" The world encourages such chauvinism. Mass media celebrates and exploits Texas and Texans in television and motion pictures about the Alamo, Texas Rangers, the oil industry, and athletics, to name only a few genre.

Texans' pride in their distinctiveness increases when their state is paraded--or satired--and they consciously "pass it on" to succeeding generations. But what does it mean to be a Texan? How did Texas come to be as it is?

Texas: A Compact History provides answers to such questions about Texans and Texas. It tells the story of Texas history and provides thoughtful interpretations about the state's development, all with the general reader in mind--in a brief, easily read narrative.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2007
Publisher   State House Press
ISBN  193333715X  
ISBN13  9781933337159  

Availability  56 units.
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More About Archie P. McDonald

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Author Archie P. McDonald is a professor of history and a community liaison officer in Nacogdoches, and Hardy Meredith is the photographer for Stephen F. Austin State University and formerly for the Daily Sentinel. The rare photographs in this book come primarily from the East Texas Research Center, the university archives, and Meredithas professional collection.

Archie P. McDonald currently resides in the state of Texas.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > History > United States
2Books > Subjects > History > Americas > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > General
4Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local - By State > Texas
5Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > State & Local

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Texas history book  May 19, 2008
Nice little book that tells mostly what I wanted - a concise history of the state of Texas; wished it had more in the way of drawings/pics. Unfortunately, it didn't say much about a couple of the events I was really interested in, and did say more on topics not as interesting to me.
Texas history in a nutshel  Apr 15, 2008
I had to read Texas: A Compact History for a college class, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would say that the book is meant more for middle school or high school level classes, but I enjoyed it all the same. I had never had a Texas history course, so this book gave a wonderful overview of Texas history without bogging down readers in too much detail. I was able to learn about events I had never heard of and learn a little bit more about ones I had. Overall, it was a quick read and very enjoyable!
Exellent Overview  Mar 30, 2008
This book is an exellent overview of the who, what, when, where and why of Texas. I encourage anyone who is interested in catching a glimpse of the making of Texas to read this book. It is well laid out and further more it is an easy read that will surely provide you with useful knowledge.
Not for adults  Mar 9, 2008
This book is appropriate for, perhaps, a junior high school or high school student. The language is very basic, the historical analysis is very superficial, the formatting is sometimes sloppy (one of the poems placed as epigraphs to each chapter is supposed to be in two columns, but the columns run together, which makes the poem incomprehensible), and there are embarrassing typos ("functions" for "fluctuations," "euphony" for "euphemism," etc.).

The book has two virtues. First, I'm not aware of any information that's actually false, so at least you can learn the basic facts of Texas history from this book. (But take this with a grain of salt, because I barely know any Texas history!) Second, at 230 pages, it's very short and can be read in a day or two. (That second factor was the reason I bought the book.) But for my next book on Texas history, I'm going to try Campbell's "Gone to Texas," which is twice as long but has excellent reviews.
Enthusiastically recommended for anyone who wants to quickly familiarize themselves with Texas history.  Jun 9, 2007
Texas: A Compact History condenses hundreds of years of Texas history into a no-nonsense chronological narrative. A phrase in bold marks the main topic being discussed every few paragraphs, allowing for quick and easy browsing of highlighted historical events. An index rounds out this easy-to-follow guide, especially ideal for browsing prior to traveling to Texas for business or pleasure. "The elimination of the buffalo produced two significant results in Texas. It forced the Indians to remain on reservations to obtain food and it opened th plains for the spread of cattle raising." Enthusiastically recommended for anyone who wants to quickly familiarize themselves with Texas history.

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