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Praise for the first edition:
"The authors present a thorough and detailed study of Texas history from earliest contact with civilizations to the present, giving balanced accounts of each era. But equally important they provide an insightful social history, especially in regard to women, blacks, and Mexican Americans. In other words, the authors have produced a college history text of highest caliber." (Southwestern Historical Quarterly, April 1991)
"This is an extremely well researched and well written text. ...The analysis is fair and unbiased, even with the most controversial of modern political issues. And the authors handle race and ethnic issues with sensitivity and fairness." (The Journal of Southern History, November, 1991)
"This work appears destined to become a standard and influential text. Teachers who choose not to adopt it are certain to find themselves lecturing out of it. If this book finds a wider readership than the usual text, there may even be hope that the persisten chauvinism that dominates the popular view of Texas might be shaken." (New Mexico Historical Review, April 1992)
"Calvert and De Leon present a multi-cultural view of Texas History. ...The interpretation of Reconstruction is thoroughly revisionist and should contribute to a better understanding of an era that is probably the most misunderstood and misrepresented in Texas history." (East Texas Historical Association, December, 1990)--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
IF YOU PLAN TO MOVE TO TEXAS, THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ. THE BOOK TELLS
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ABOUT THE GREAT STATE. Read more
The history of Texas is a really good book. It has detailed information on each chapter. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Texas history.Published 21 months ago by Dware94
This is my textbook for my college Texas History class, and I hate it. As others have said, it definitely lacks organization. In other words, it sucks. Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by Jessica