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by David G. McComb

Author: David G. McComb
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 edition (October 1, 1989)
Pages: 198 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.6
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David G. McComb taught United States history, world history, sports history, and the history of technology at Colorado State University, where he retired as a professor emeritus in 2002.

David G. He has published fourteen books, including the award-winning Galveston: A History; Texas, a Modern History; and Spare Time in Texas: Recreation and History in the Lone Star State.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Texas, a Modern History. Texas, a Modern History. Since its publication in 1989, Texas, A Modern History has established itself as one of the most readable and reliable general histories of Texas. David McComb paints the panorama of Lone Star history from the earliest Indians to the present day with a vigorous brush that uses fact, anecdote, and humor to present a concise narrative. The book is designed to offer an adult reader the savor of Texan culture, an exploration of the ethos of its people, and a sense of the rhythm of its development.

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Cover: Texas, A Modern History. Thoroughly updated since its original publication in 1989, this popular history by award-winning author David G. McComb brings the story of Texas into the twenty-first century. Series: Bridwell Texas History Endowment.

This book gives special emphasis to the twentieth century, showing how the change from a rural to an urban society has affected the 'Texas mystique'.

To many people, even many Texans, Texas history includes little more than the battle of the Alamo and the development of a petroleum empire. This book gives special emphasis to the twentieth century, showing how the change from a rural to an urban society has affected the 'Texas mystique'.

Since its publication in 1989, Texas, A Modern History has established itself as one of the most readable and reliable general histories of Texas. The book is designed to offer an adult reader the savor of Texan culture, an exploration of the ethos of its people, and a sense of the rhythm of its development

To many people, even many Texans, Texas history includes little more than the battle of the Alamo and the development of a petroleum empire. In Texas: A Modern History, David McComb completes the picture, painting a fascinating portrait of a state that has changed profoundly in little more than 150 years.

Written for the general reader, Texas: A Modern History traces the full panorama of Texas history, from its earliest Indian inhabitants to the present day. McComb gives special emphasis to the twentieth century, showing how the change from a rural to an urban society has affected the "Texas mystique." He includes groups whose contributions have been overloked in standard histories, including women, blacks, Hispanics, Indians, and immigrant groups. He even treats Texas' faults honestly, exploring the ways Texans have managed and mismanaged the problems of pollution, exploitation of natural resources, the oil depression, and civil rights.

With a wealth of anecdotes, folklore, maps, and many historical photographs, Texas: A Modern History is the best general history of Texas currently available. McComb is especially adept at presenting the human side of history, showing how technological change affects the way people live.