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Prairie Time

Author : Matt White
ISBN : 9781603445566
Genre : TRAVEL
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White champions the imperilled, vanishing landscape of the Texas Blackland Prairie in northeast Texas. He offers insight into its history, residents, architecture, and natural diversity.

The First Waco Horror

Author : Patricia Bernstein
ISBN : 9781603445474
Genre : Social Science
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In 1916, in front of a crowd of ten to fifteen thousand cheering spectators watched as seventeen-year-old Jesse Washington, a retarded black boy, was publicly tortured, lynched, and burned on the town square of Waco, Texas. He had been accused and convicted in a kangaroo court for the rape and murder of a white woman. The city's mayor and police chief watched Washington's torture and murder and did nothing. Nearby, a professional photographer took pictures to sell as mementos of that day. The stark story and gory pictures were soon printed in The Crisis, the monthly magazine of the fledgling NAACP, as part of that organization's campaign for antilynching legislation. Even in the vast bloodbath of lynchings that washed across the South and Midwest during the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Waco lynching stood out. The NAACP assigned a young white woman, Elisabeth Freeman, to travel to Waco to investigate, and report back. The evidence she gathered and gave to W. E. B. Du Bois provided grist for the efforts of the NAACP to raise national consciousness of the atrocities being committed and to raise funds to lobby antilynching legislation as well. In the summer of 1916, three disparate forces - a vibrant, growing city bursting with optimism on the blackland prairie of Central Texas, a young woman already tempered in the frontline battles for woman's suffrage, and a very small organization of grimly determined "progressives" in New York City - collided with each other, with consequences no one could have foreseen. They were brought together irrevocably by the prolonged torture and public murder of Jesse Washington - the atrocity that became known as the Waco Horror. Drawing on extensive research in the national files of the NAACP, local newspapers and archives, and interviews with the descendants of participants in the events of that day, Patricia Bernstein has reconstructed the details of not only the crime but also its aftermath. She has charted the ways the story affected the development of the NAACP and especially the eventual success of its antilynching campaign. She searches for answers to the questions of how participating in such violence affected the lives of the mob leaders, the city officials who stood by passively, and the community that found itself capable of such abject behavior.

First Timers And Old Timers

Author : Kenneth L. Untiedt
ISBN : 9781574414714
Genre : History
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“The Texas Folklore Society has been alive and kicking for over one hundred years now, and I don't really think there's any mystery as to what keeps the organization going strong. The secret to our longevity is simply the constant replenishment of our body of contributors. We are especially fortunate in recent years to have had papers given at our annual meetings by new members—young members, many of whom are college or even high school students. “These presentations are oftentimes given during sessions right alongside some of our oldest members. We've also had long-time members who've been around for years but had never yet given papers; thankfully, they finally took the opportunity to present their research, fulfilling the mission of the TFS: to collect, preserve, and present the lore of Texas and the Southwest. “You'll find in this book some of the best articles from those presentations. The first fruits of our youngest or newest members include Acayla Haile on the folklore of plants. Familiar and well-respected names like J. Rhett Rushing and Kenneth W. Davis discuss folklore about monsters and the classic 'widow's revenge' tale. These works—and the people who produced them—represent the secret behind the history of the Texas Folklore Society, as well as its future.”—Kenneth L. Untiedt

Texas Almanac 2016 2017

Author : Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez
ISBN : 9781625110343
Genre : Reference
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THE TEXAS ALMANAC 2016–2017 includes these new feature articles: • A history of Texas’ various food regions—from Tex-Mex to barbecue—written by Dotty Griffith, longtime food writer for The Dallas Morning News and author of The Texas Holiday Cookbook, Celebrating Barbecue, and Wild About Chili. • A look at the big business of Texas wine, including a history of grape growing and winemaking, written by Melinda Esco, author of Texas Wineries. • The story of Assault, the feisty chestnut colt from King Ranch who injured his right forefoot as a foal but loved to run and went on to win the 1946 Triple Crown. This article spotlights the 70th anniversary of Assault’s historic feat, which earned him the nickname “The Club-Footed Comet.” • A overview of professional and college sports in Texas written by Norm Hitzges, a popular sports-talk radio host in the DFW area for 40 years; the author of several sports books, including Greatest Team Ever: The Dallas Cowboys Dynasty of The 1990s; and the television play-by-play voice for the Dallas Sidekicks. MAJOR SECTIONS UPDATED FOR EACH EDITION An illustrated History of The Lone Star State. The Environment, including geology, plant life, wildlife, rivers, lakes. Weather highlights of the previous two years, plus a list of destructive weather dating from 1766. Agriculture, including data on production of crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and dairy. A Pronunciation Guide to Texas town and county names. Business and Transportation, with an expanded section on Oil and Gas. A two-year Astronomical Calendar, including moon phases, sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, eclipses, and meteor showers. Recreation, with details on state and national parks, landmarks, and wildlife refuges. Sports, including lists of high school and college sports champions, the records of professional sports teams, as well as lists of Texas Olympians and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Counties, a large section featuring detailed county maps and profiles for Texas’ 254 counties. Population figures, including the latest estimates from the State Data Center. A comprehensive list of Texas cities and towns. Politics, Elections, and information on Federal, State, and Local governments. Culture and the Arts, including a list of civic and religious holidays. Health and Science, with charts of vital statistics. Education, including a complete list of colleges and universities, and University Interscholastic League results. Obituaries of notable Texans.

Texas Almanac 2010 2011

Author : Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez
ISBN : 0876112408
Genre : Reference
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The Texas Almanac also includes a history of Texas, as well as sections on government, population, the environment, recreation, business, oil, agriculture, health, education, culture, obituaries of notable Texans, and a pronunciation guide to town and county names.

Yeomen Sharecroppers And Socialists

Author : Kyle Grant Wilkison
ISBN : 9781603444132
Genre : Business & Economics
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As the nineteenth century ended in Hunt County, Texas, a way of life was dying. The tightly knit, fiercely independent society of the yeomen farmers--"plain folk," as historians have often dubbed them--was being swallowed up by the rising tide of a rapidly changing, cotton-based economy. A social network based on family, religion, and community was falling prey to crippling debt and resulting loss of land ownership. For many of the rural people of Hunt County and similar places, it seemed like the end of the world. In Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists historian Kyle G. Wilkison analyzes the patterns of plain-folk life and the changes that occurred during the critical four decades spanning the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. Political protest evolved in the wake of the devastating losses experienced by the poor rural majority, and Wilkison carefully explores the interplay of religion and politics as Greenbackers, Populists, and Socialists vied for the support of the dispossessed tenant farmers and sharecroppers. With its richly drawn contextualization and analysis of the causes and effects of the epochal shifts in plain-folk society, Kyle G. Wilkison's Yeomen, Sharecroppers, and Socialists will reward students and scholars in economic, regional, and agricultural history.

Diabetes And The Eye

Author : Chris Steele
ISBN : 9780080453071
Genre : Medical
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Eye Essentials is a major series which provides authoritative and accessible information for all eye care professionals, whether in training or in practice. Each book is a rapid revision aid for students taking higher professional qualifications and a handy clinical reference guide for practitioners in busy clinics. Highly designed with synoptic text, handy tables, key bullet points, summaries, icons and stunning full colour illustrations, the books have rapidly established themselves as the essential eye clinic pocket books.

Texas Wildscapes

Author : Kelly Conrad Bender
ISBN : 1603440852
Genre : Gardening
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Whether you have an apartment balcony or a multi-acre ranch, the Texas Wildscapes™ program provides the tools you need to make a home for all the animals that will thrive in the native habitat you create.

Chemchemi Za Kiswahili

Author : K. W. Wamitila
ISBN : 9966495274
Genre : Swahili language
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The Wrinkled Hand Chase

Author : Max Ratheal
ISBN : 1463486774
Genre : History
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The Wrinkled Hand Chase11 is the story of Pvt. George Washington Dixon Joplin, dispatch rider for Brig. Gen Ranald Mackenzies 4th Cavalry, and his assignment to deliver a history-altering message to General Mackenzie. The problem? Dix is at Fort Concho, Mackenzie is hot on the heels of the Comanches up in the Texas panhandle. Dix Joplin is a Fort Worth native and 1872 graduate of the Weatherford Masonic Institute (Weatherford College). A story within the story explains why a bright young man with an acceptance to the Harvard School of Medicine is now a private in the army During the trip north Dix encounters many obstacles, situations, and ironically, a Comanche that has been charged with a similar message for Kwana Parker. Together the two try to stop the Red River War or as the Comanche called it--The Wrinkled Hand Chase. The reader will meet characters such as Colonel Douglass, the wiley curmudgeon Joedean Overstreet, the surly Muley Jones, Lonzo the Harvard graduate, and Major Anderson. Along with Topusana, Kwana Parker, and Gen. Mackenzie. Youll also get to know Rainey Buck, the fastest horse on the plains and One-Sock, the bird-dog mule.

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