The principle that all peoples make history continues to drive this Third Edition, one that continues to consider the different cultures within the state as well as the unique heritage shared by all Texans. Unlike other state surveys, this book goes beyond accounts of well-known figures to consider the lives of ordinary Texans, as seen in the continued and expanded coverage of topics such as agriculture, industrialisation, urbanisation, economic disparity, migration patterns, and demographic change. And like its predecessors, the Third Edition still features the history of folklore, music, literature, sports, religion, and other important aspects of Texas culture that help determine the flavour of Texas, past and present. This edition has been extensively re-edited and revised, making it accessible to student readers of all levels and representative of the latest historical research. And in view of the myriad and rapid events that have occurred since the publication of the last edition, the last chapter has been completely rewritten by new contributing author Gregg Cantrell. The result is a comprehensive account of Texas History from 1970 right up to the autumn of 2001.
Features new maps, photographs, as well as new material throughout.
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