Texas History Book 2: Lone Star Republic to Lone Star State by Jeffrey D.  Murrah

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‘Texas History: Lone Star Republic to Lone Star State’ continues the “Texans Always Move Them” series covering from the period of time from the Republic of Texas through the end of the 19th century.

From the days of the Republic of Texas, the actions of its citizens changed the world. Their big dreams were often met with big challenges in the form of wars, natural disasters and road blocks. This second volume takes you through the struggles that early Texans faced, including an in-depth coverage of the annexation Texas along with Texas secession, which are lacking in many histories.

You will learn:

-How the Texas Navy laid claim to Cozumel Island
-The naval history of how the Texas Navy defeated British sailors in the Mexican Navy
-The story of the “Walker Colt”, including how it earned its name and how it changed the West
- The impact of Polish history on Texas with Panna Maria
-The impact of German history on Texas with immigrants, including the sister of Karl Marx and the communities they founded in Texas
-The impact of Norwegian history on Texas and the communities they settled
-The Presidents of Texas and their accomplishments they achieved
-The Annexation of Texas and its impact in two Presidential elections
-The Mexican War along with the contributions of the Texas Rangers
-The Civil War in Texas, including the battles fought in Texas
-Reconstruction in Texas and history of Juneteenth celebrations
-The role of British and French history on the Republic of Texas
-The connection between Cinco de Mayo and Texas
-The connection of Jesse James and other outlaws like Sam Bass with Texas
-History of the Buffalo Soldiers in Texas
-The formation and early history of the University of Texas and Texas A&M
-The early career of Colonel E. M. House in Texas politics
-The history of the early governors of Texas
-Famous artists in Texas (John James Audubon, Elisabeth Ney and Pompeo Coppinni)
-Why Teddy Roosevelt selected Texas as the muster point for his Roosevelt Rough Riders
-Why there was no early warning for the 1900 Galveston storm

Texas also had its share of colorful characters such as Judge Roy Bean, Quannah Parker, Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Sam Houston, Carrie Nation, Samuel Walker, Jack “Coffee” Hays, John “RIP” Ford, Jay Gould, James A. Baker, Tom Green, Santos Benevides, Benjamin Yaokum and Richard King.

True Texas History changes your view of many Texans along with how they shaped the world, United States policies and the 20th century world. Texas has always been about more than oil and cattle, yet has been portrayed as being behind the times, when the reality is that it has been Texans and their ideas that have shaped the world in major ways. Find out how they changed your life in ways you never imagined.
It also includes how Texas lost the New Mexico territory, the plans for Texas to “Go it alone” which included a break from the Confederate States of America and how the Lone Star Republic discovered its flag after losing it. There are also accounts of the Texas Rangers along with the Buffalo Soldiers and their roles in taming the frontier.

Since Texans are interested in what their fellow Texans accomplished, an approach is taken that shows the accomplishment of early shapers of Texas. By including anecdotes and quotes of these early shapers, they can speak for themselves and the times in which they lived as Texas went through the Republic, Statehood, the Confederate States and Reconstruction.

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