Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture

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  1. Quixote's Soldiers
    Winner, NACCS-Tejas Book Award, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Foco , 2011NACCS Book Award, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, 2012In the mid-1960s, San Antonio, Texas, was a segregated... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. Go Down, Old Hannah
    Living history is a style of instructive and entertaining performance that seeks to bring history to life with the use of costumes, tools, and reenactments appropriate to a specific time period. Done well, living history performances... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. Texas BBQ
    To Texans, barbecue is elemental. Succulent, savory, perfumed with smoke and spice, it transcends the term "comfort food." It's downright heavenly, and it's also a staff of Texas life. Like a dust storm or a downpour, barbecue... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2009
    Hardback | £34.00
  4. William Wayne Justice
    In his forty years on the federal bench in Texas, William Wayne Justice has been a formidable force for change. His rulings have prompted significant institutional reforms in education, prisons, and racial relations, to name only... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2008
    Paperback | £34.00
  5. Spare Time in Texas
    What do Texans' pastimes and recreations say about their characters? Looking at Texas history from a new angle, David McComb starts from the premise that how people spend their leisure time may well reveal more about their true... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2008
    Paperback | £34.00
  6. The Dance of Freedom
    This anthology brings together the late Barry A. Crouch's most important articles on the African American experience in Texas during Reconstruction. Grouped topically, the essays explore what freedom meant to the newly emancipated,... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2007
    Paperback | £23.99
  7. Texas Troubadours
    Whether they headline major music festivals or play in small, nearly empty clubs, singer-songwriters are among Texas's most authentic and enduring musicians. Steve Harris has been photographing these artists for many years, creating... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2007
    Hardback | £34.00
  8. Hispanic Methodists, Presbyterians, and Baptists in Texas
    The question of how one can be both Hispanic and Protestant has perplexed Mexican Americans in Texas ever since Anglo-American Protestants began converting their Mexican Catholic neighbors early in the nineteenth century. Mexican-American... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2006
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. Conversations with Texas Writers

    Conversations with Texas Writers

    Edited by Frances Leonard, Edited by and Photographs by Ramona Cearley, Introduced by Joe Holley

    Series Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture

    University of Texas Press

    Larry McMurtry declares, "Texas itself doesn't have anything to do with why I write. It never did." Horton Foote, on the other hand, says, "I've just never had a desire to write about any place else." In between those figurative... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2005
    Paperback | £34.00
  10. Freedom Colonies
    Winner, Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award, 2006Best Book on East Texas, East Texas Historical Association, 2007In the decades following the Civil War, nearly a quarter of African Americans achieved a remarkable victory—they... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2005
    Paperback | £20.99
  11. Austin, Cleared for Takeoff
    Austin, Texas, entered the aviation age on October 29, 1911, when Calbraith Perry Rodgers landed his Wright EX Flyer in a vacant field near the present-day intersection of Duval and 45th Streets. Some 3,000 excited people rushed... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2004
    Paperback | £24.99
  12. The River Has Never Divided Us
    Winner, William P. Clements Prize, Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America, 2004Not quite the United States and not quite Mexico, La Junta de los Rios straddles the border between Texas and Chihuahua, occupying the basin... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2004
    Paperback | £24.99
  13. A Law for the Lion
    "Esto no es cosa de armas" (this is not a matter for weapons). These were the last words of Don Francisco Gutiérrez before Alonzo W. Allee shot and killed him and his son, Manuel Gutiérrez. What began as a simple dispute... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2003
    Paperback | £16.99
  14. Horton Foote
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for The Young Man from Atlanta and Academy Awards for the screen adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird and the original screenplay Tender Mercies, as well as the recipient of an Academy Award... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2003
    Paperback | £24.99
  15. Las Tejanas
    Winner, Texas Reference Source Award, Reference Round Table, Texas Library Association, 2003 T.R. Fehrenbach Award, Texas Historical Commission, 2004 Since the early 1700s, women of Spanish/Mexican origin or descent have played... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2003
    Paperback | £28.99
  16. The Art and Architecture of the Texas Missions
    Winner, Presidio La Bahia Award, Sons of the Republic of Texas Built to bring Christianity and European civilization to the northern frontier of New Spain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries...secularized and left to decay... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2002
    Hardback | £52.00
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