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About the Author

A. Ray Stephens is retired as Professor of History at the University of North Texas, Denton, and Director of the Texas History Institute.

-->Dr. A. Ray Stephens-->, Professor of History (retired) at the University of North Texas, won the Angie Debo Prize for his book, Texas: A Historical Atlas, from the Inasmuch Foundation of Oklahoma City in recognition of exceptional scholarship and writing on the history of the Southwest. After receiving the Ph.D. degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin, he taught at Texas A&M University and at the University of North Texas. In addition to his teaching duties in the Department of History at the University of North Texas, he was the director of the Texas History Institute. He served as the major professor for six doctoral dissertations and twenty-five master's theses on Texas history and history of the American West.

Stephens is the author of the Historical Atlas of Texas (with William M. Holmes as cartographer), The Taft Ranch: A Texas Principality, Texas and the World: Connecting Events in Texas to the World, Handbook for the Research and Writing of Local Business History, and a number of book chapters and journal articles on Texas history. He has presented many papers at history conferences that dealt with his research in Texas history.

Stephens served as a member of the Executive Council of the Texas State Historical Association, president of the East Texas Historical Association, and on various committees of the Western History Association, Texas State Historical Association, and East Texas Historical Association. He is co-founder and co-editor of H-Texas, an online discussion group on Texas history and culture for H-Net.

In addition to serving on university committees and as an advisor to student organizations, Stephens was involved in civic activities. He believes that academic personnel should be an integral part of the community in which they live. He has held elective offices as a member of the Denton City Council and as the mayor of the City of Denton, and appointments to civic and municipal boards, commissions, and committees. Stephens was honored as the Elected Official of the Year by the Municipal Library Directors Association of the Texas Municipal League.

William Holmes is a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in the College of Public and Community Services. He has evaluated criminal justice and community programs serving families, children, individuals who have suffered abuse, and those with substance abuse problems. He coauthored with Kay Kitson Portrait of Divorce, which won the William Goode Award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association, and coauthored Family Abuse: Consequences, Theories, and Responses with Calvin Larsen and Sylvia Mignon. Dr. Holmes has conducted research funded by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, the U.S. Children's Bureau, United Way, foundations, and many community agencies. He received a merit award from the Office of Justice Programs for evaluation of criminal justice programs, as well as the G. Paul Sylvester Award for contributions to criminal justice statistics.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; 4th Print edition (September 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806123079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806123073
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,245,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read this book with a great deal of interest. As a born (San Antonio) and raised (Austin) Texan, this text really broadened my knowledge base. The maps, though simple, provide insight to many historical issues, especially when combined with their explanations.

To call this book an Atlas, though, is a bit of a misnomer; the maps are line drawings. I guess I was expecting an *atlas* of historical *maps*; my mistake. It's more like a history, with simple maps to illustrate the point.

Despite this, I love the book. It gave me perspective on some points I've been pondering for years. It is now a prized part of my historical atlas collection.

I'll end this review an observation: As a graduate of the University of Texas, I find it somewhat ironic this book was published by the University of Oklahoma Press; UT Press missed out on this one.
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The practical and informative "Historical Atlas of Texas" is an enjoyable resource for the study of the time-line for exploration, colonization, and development of Texas. I'm happy to have acquired it! I refer to it often in my genealogical research.

An easy read that is precise and to the point; this book is a great supplement to any course of study on Texas, suitable for most age groups. A different map or illustration is found with each turn of the page.

Many readers have wished for maps to be added to the great reference book "Why Stop". Here is the answer, the "Historical Atlas of Texas" is the perfect desktop companion to "Why Stop", a very informative book.

Include the "Historical Atlas of Texas" in your reference library, you will not be disappointed.

Rex J. Weinheimer
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Authors and Professors A. Ray Stephens and William M. Holmes have authored an outstanding geographical history of Texas. In maps, they have told the history of Texas beginning with the Ancient Native American populations and where they were located, then go down the historical line of the Spanish Expeditions, Texas and Mexican populations, the Texas Revolution, Civl War, etc. to the modern day. In these maps you see the progression of Texas populations, forming of counties, the beginning of major cities and small towns, the shifting of the populations, military forts, and other interesting data up to the present day.
Maps can be very dry and boring however, in this essential guide, the authors have presented the history in an interesting and valuable way. It is easy to read and understand, the maps are not bogged down in unnecessary detail and statistic. It is a book/guide that primary and secondary history or geography classes would enjoy. This is an outstanding geography and history book of Texas that is essential to everyone who is interested in the history of Texas and how the state evolved throughout time. HIGHLY Recommended!
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The book was like new; in very good condition. The book arrived quickly, before I thought it would.
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