Texas Trails: Pathways of History

At the end of the Civil War, Texas was poised to enter the golden age of cattle trailing. With an
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Texas Trails: Pathways of 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

The Battle of The Alamo

Perhaps the best-known battle of the Texas Revolution, the Battle of the Alamo proved to be a major turning point in
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The Battle of The Alamo

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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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Goliad

On March 27, 1836, Santa Anna ordered a mass execution of Texan revolutionary army prisoners, marking the tragic end to the Goliad Campaign of 1836. A total of 342 individuals were killed on these orders, and only a lucky few were able to escape the merciless slaughter. The event damaged Santa Anna’s international reputation and deepened sympathy […]

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Houston: Past, Present, and Progress

Since its founding in 1836, the city of Houston has rocketed from a modest, small town of twelve to a thriving metropolis at the center of incredible innovations in medicine, science, and space exploration. The rise of “Space City” has played a pivotal role in the economic prosperity and leadership of the Lone Star State […]

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Texas Trails: Pathways of History

At the end of the Civil War, Texas was poised to enter the golden age of cattle trailing. With an abundance of cattle populating the state and demand rising across the country, cattle ranchers were eager to avoid depressed prices at home and earn much more outside of the state. Before long, a network of trails was […]

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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 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 of […]

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The Battle of The Alamo

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

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