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The Resource Inventing Texas : early historians of the Lone Star State, Laura Lyons McLemore

Inventing Texas : early historians of the Lone Star State, Laura Lyons McLemore

Label
Inventing Texas : early historians of the Lone Star State
Title
Inventing Texas
Title remainder
early historians of the Lone Star State
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lyons McLemore
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this historiography of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century chronologies of the state, Laura Lyons McLemore traces the roots of the enduring Texas myths and explains both the purposes and the methods of early historians."
  • "From Juan Agustin Morfi's Historia through Henderson Yoakum's History of Texas and the works of Dudley Wooten, George Pierce Garrison, and Lester Bugbee, the portrayal of Texas history forms a pattern. In tracing the development of this pattern, McLemore provides not only a historiography but also an intellectual history that gives insight into the challenging culture of Texas and America itself."--Jacket
  • McLemore shows that these historians wrote general works in the spirit of their times and had agendas that had little to do with simply explaining a society to itself in cultural terms."
  • Myth provided the impetus for some of the earliest European interest in the land that became Texas. Beyond these two important conclusions, McLemore's careful survey of early Texas historians reveals that they were, by and large, painstaking and discriminating researchers whose legacy includes documentary sources that can no longer be found elsewhere
  • "Two central findings emerge: first, what is generally referred to as the Texas myth was a reality to earlier historians, and second, myth has always been an integral part of Texas history
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/007/202
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F385.2
LC item number
.M35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Series volume
no. 96
Label
Inventing Texas : early historians of the Lone Star State, Laura Lyons McLemore
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003016353.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-123) and index
Contents
  • Prologue: Historians of Spanish Texas
  • Texas Historians and the Romantic Revolution
  • Texas Historians and the Rise of the Lone Star
  • Pride Goeth ... before a Fall: History Writing in Antebellum Texas
  • Lost Cause: Texas History, 1860-80
  • Every Texan an Historian
  • Conclusion
Control code
52765926
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
130 p.
Isbn
9781585443147
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016353
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2006. With dust jacket.
Label
Inventing Texas : early historians of the Lone Star State, Laura Lyons McLemore
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip046/2003016353.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-123) and index
Contents
  • Prologue: Historians of Spanish Texas
  • Texas Historians and the Romantic Revolution
  • Texas Historians and the Rise of the Lone Star
  • Pride Goeth ... before a Fall: History Writing in Antebellum Texas
  • Lost Cause: Texas History, 1860-80
  • Every Texan an Historian
  • Conclusion
Control code
52765926
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
130 p.
Isbn
9781585443147
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003016353
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2006. With dust jacket.

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