Beyond Texas Through Time
Breaking Away from Past Interpretations
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: Texas A&M University Press
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Three Truths in Texas
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"Texas history still moves in a multilinear fashion. Indeed, over the twenty years since the writing and publishing of the essays in Texas Through Time: Evolving Interpretations (1991), the two interpretive streams so obvious then have grown to three truths about Texas, three evolving, sustained, and..."
Into the Mainstream
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"At the turn of the 1980s, Native American history had entered a new era. Awakened by the Red Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s, inspired by the concurrent rise of social and subaltern histories, disillusioned by U.S. imperialism in Southeast Asia, and galvanized by the runaway success..."
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"An interesting blend of older and newer styles of scholarship epitomizes recent Texas political, economic, and military historiography. Early writers within these oldest subfields of Texas history typically employed a top-down approach, producing monographs depicting the lives and actions of elite white..."
Why Is Big Tex Stilla White Cowboy?
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"In 1952 the symbol most associated with the annual Texas State Fair in Dallas made a memorable debut. That year, workers erected the fifty-twofoot-high cowboy 'Big Tex.' In a previous life the imposing figure served as a 'the world’s largest Santa Claus,' created to encourage Christmas shopping in..."
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"The volume in which this essay appears testifies to the fact that Texas has no shortage of professional commentators. For example, in 1961 John Steinbeck remarked, “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. . . . A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.” He was on the mark. As others have noted time and again, Texans..."
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"The Oxford English Dictionary defines parochialism as a 'Parochial character or tendency; esp. confinement of one’s interests to the local sphere; lack of global perspective; narrowness of view; petty provincialism.' Similarly, it defines modernization as “The action or an act of modernizing something;..."
About the Contributors
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Page Count: 288
Illustrations: 3 tables. Index.
Publication Year: 2011
Edition: New edition, Twentieth Anniversary Edition