qTexas! It is an evocative word that brings to mind images of cowboys and Indians, Mexican vaqueros and mustangs, endless prairies and the Alamo...and today, astronauts and high tech industries, with pickup trucks and policemen on horseback reflected in glass skyscrapers. The history and mythology of Texas span many centuries and cultures: from the Tejas Indians that the Spanish conquistador Vasquez de Coronado encountered on the High Plains...to the Tejanos of South Texas...to the Texians of the fledgling republic...to the Texans of today. This richness, the layered historical panorama of past and present Texas, is the subject of the Portable Handbook of Texas.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights ReservedIn 1881 the state voted to issue bounty warrants for 1, 280 acres to Confederate veterans who had been permanently ... After retirement he spoke often at Confederate veteransa#39; camps and was appointed a regent of the University of Texas (1907). He and his wife died in the same month. Congressman Frederick Garland Lanham was their son, and Texas novelist Edwin M. Lanham, Jr., was their grandson.
|Title||:||The Portable Handbook of Texas|
|Author||:||Roy R. Barkley, Mark F. Odintz, Texas State Historical Association|
|Publisher||:||Texas State Historical Assn - 2000|