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The Resource The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days, by Noah Smithwick ; introduction by James M. Day

The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days, by Noah Smithwick ; introduction by James M. Day

Label
The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days
Title
The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days
Statement of responsibility
by Noah Smithwick ; introduction by James M. Day
Title variation
  • Evolution of a state
  • Recollections of old Texas days
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1827 I started out from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with all my worldly possessions, consisting of a few dollars in money, a change of clothes, and a gun, of course, to seek my fortune in this lazy man's paradise." Noah Smithwick would remain in Texas for the next thirty-four years of his life. His memoir of that time, The Evolution of a State, or, Recollections of Old Texas Days, is a fascinating account of the early history of the Lone Star State when life was extremely tough for these early pioneers. He records in brilliant detail his trials and tribulations, his conflicts with fellow pioneers, Mexicans and Native Americans, and how he carved out a life for himself in this frontier territory. From the Fall of the Alamo to the Battle of Brushy Creek, Smithwick chronicles some of the most iconic moments in early Texan history. This book, however, is not just a first-person account of life in the first-half of the nineteenth century, as Smithwick provides thorough details of the changes that he saw going on around him and how Texas was developing to become the state we know today.
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Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
917.64/03/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
F389
LC item number
.S66 1968
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Steck-Vaughn's life and adventure series
Label
The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days, by Noah Smithwick ; introduction by James M. Day
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Facsimile reprint. Orginally published: Austin, Tex. : Gammel Book Co., c1900
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
435504
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
354 pages
Lccn
68008898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)435504
Label
The evolution of a state, or, Recollections of old Texas days, by Noah Smithwick ; introduction by James M. Day
Publication
Note
Facsimile reprint. Orginally published: Austin, Tex. : Gammel Book Co., c1900
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
435504
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
354 pages
Lccn
68008898
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)435504

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