Tejanos Through Time

Understanding the diverse and rich culture of Texas is impossible without first understanding the history of Tejanos in the Lone
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Tejanos Through Time

Women Across Texas History

Pilots, activists, oil magnates, storytellers, scientists, ranchers, daughters, mothers – the number of women who have affected or influenced the
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Women Across Texas History

Civil War In The Lone Star State

In February 1861, Texans voted overwhelmingly to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy soon after. As a result,
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Civil War In The Lone Star State

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We wrote the eBook on Texas History. Continue your study of the Texas Revolution, Texas Women’s history, and more today!

Welcome to TSHA’s new hub for Texas history eBooks. Since 2015, TSHA has published eBooks on some of the most influential people, events, and eras in Texas history in our effort to keep pace with changing technologies and lifestyles. Our eBooks feature our content from the go-to resource on Texas history, the Handbook of Texas, and our other historical publications, such as the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and the Texas Almanac.

Our eBooks provide a sampling of the reliable, scholarly content TSHA offers in a readable and portable format. Download a stand-alone eBook, such as Civil War in the Lone Star State, or an entire series, such as The Road to the Texas Revolution, to learn more about the unique history of Texas today.

Civil War In The Lone Star State

In February 1861, Texans voted overwhelmingly to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy soon after. As a result, the Lone Star State became involved in a four-year conflict that would take the lives of many and leave none untouched. Texas escaped much of the terrible destruction of the war for a simple reason—United […]

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Ghost Towns and Haunted Locations

Learn the history behind selected real-life ghost towns and haunted locations in Texas. In recognition of this Halloween season, the TSHA has compiled a collection of entries featuring the spookiest locations the state has to offer. From abandoned cities to haunted taverns, this eBook examines some of the most mysterious elements of Texas history.

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Texas: A Musical Journey

The diversity of Texas music reflects the diversity of people in the Lone Star State. Perhaps most associated with Lone Star country music to uninformed listeners outside of the state, Texas musicians have also influenced a number of other genres, including rock-and-roll, jazz, blues, and even heavy metal music. By studying the development and maturation […]

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The Alamo – Anniversary edition

Perhaps the most well-known battle of the Texas Revolution, the Battle of the Alamo was a major turning point in the war. Although the Texans suffered a major defeat after a thirteen-day siege, the bravery of the garrison stationed at the Alamo served as inspiration for the remaining Texan volunteers in their fight against Mexico. […]

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The Battle of The Alamo

Perhaps the most well-known battle of the Texas Revolution, the Battle of the Alamo was a major turning point in the war. Although the Texans suffered a major defeat after a thirteen-day siege, the bravery of the garrison stationed at the Alamo served as inspiration for the remaining Texan volunteers in their fight against Mexico. […]

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Women Across Texas History

Pilots, activists, oil magnates, storytellers, scientists, ranchers, daughters, mothers – the number of women who have affected or influenced the history of our state is as vast as the Texas landscape itself. These women fought for gender equality and shattered glass ceilings, creating new opportunities for those who followed. This first eBook of the Women […]

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