“A Journey Through Texas”

By |2021-03-02T00:38:39-06:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: American West, Quotation, South, Texas|

“You are welcomed by a figure in blue flannel shirt and pendant beard, quoting Tacitus, having in one hand a long pipe, in the other a butcher’s knife; Madonnas upon log walls; coffee in tin cups upon Dresden saucers; barrels for seats, to hear Beethoven’s symphony on the grand piano.” —From "A Journey Through Texas, [...]

“Big Wonderful Thing”: A History of Texas

By |2021-03-01T17:04:41-06:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Books, History, Imagination, Texas|

In “Big Wonderful Thing: A Texas History,” Stephen Harrigan explores the “poignantly unguarded self-love” and the “fierce national personality” that oozes from Texans. He is unapologetic in his praise for and fascination with the state. “Big Wonderful Thing,” however, is not a tribute piece; instead, Mr. Harrigan’s history carefully holds in tension the grandeur and [...]

Texas Declaration of Independence

By |2021-03-01T17:01:49-06:00March 1st, 2020|Categories: History, Primary Documents, Texas|

The Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the Delegates of the People of Texas in General Convention at the Town of Washington on the 2nd day of March 1836 When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement [...]

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