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The Handbook of Texas Online

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Although the Handbook of Texas Music deals with the past, its embrace of the present and the future is immutable. The expansion of the HTM to TSHA’s well-traveled and indispensable website represents a huge step forward for Texas music scholarship, with almost 900 entries along with hundreds of images and audio samples. Now anyone with a computer and Internet access anywhere in the world can learn about Texas music immediately. Whenever tragedy strikes and a legend passes, the HTM can quickly add a history of their life and contributions. To have a non-commercial, public source of scholarship is critical to the goal of disseminating verified, scholarly information in a field often plagued by well-intentioned though flawed writing. The standards of the Handbook of Texas Music Online serve to elevate the debate of how Texas music became such a dominate force in the world of music.

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The history of Texas during the Civil War

The handbook of Civil War Texas is an unmatched online resource that tells the story of the roles of Texans in the war and the conflict's extraordinary impact on their lives. Explore more than 800 entries, including some 325 new articles, about battles, military units, officers, industry, and more.

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The Handbook of Texas Music, Second Edition, offers completely updated entries and features new and expanded coverage of the musicians, ensembles, dance halls, festivals, businesses, orchestras, organizations, and genres that have helped define the state's musical legacy.

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The Handbook of African-American Texas features more than 850 entries, including more than 300 new articles, that chronicle the individuals, communities, businesses, institutions, organizations, and events that comprise the African-American experience and its significant contribution to the heritage of the Lone Star State.

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