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 Department: Department of History
 Decade: 1950-1959
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Archer County Through Ninety-Eight Years

Archer County Through Ninety-Eight Years

Date: January 1957
Creator: Gage, Leta Byrne
Description: The purpose of this study was to catch and record some of the early-day happenings, county history, and recent changes for the boys and girls of the area.
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The Development of the Textile Industry in Texas

The Development of the Textile Industry in Texas

Date: June 1950
Creator: Droze, Wilmon H.
Description: "At the present time the textile industry in Texas is seeking to normalize itself after running at a peak production for the last ten years. It is one of the most competitive of our industries. The mills in Texas have always had to compete with the large mills located in the Eastern states, which have many advantages over the Texas mills. ... It has been only recently since the manufacture of synthetic fibers began in Texas, and it has not yet been fully completed. At the present time only the ingredients for synthetic fibers are produced in Texas. ... Cotton and wool manufacturing may develop gradually, but in the field of synthetics appears the greatest opportunity for a future textile industry in Texas."
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The Role of the Negro Office Holders in the Reconstruction of the Southwest

The Role of the Negro Office Holders in the Reconstruction of the Southwest

Date: August 1954
Creator: Rankin, Dan F.
Description: "Perhaps no phase of American history has been more written about than the Reconstruction period, but few historians seriously consider the role of the Negroes during this period. It is the purpose of this thesis to show the part played by the Negroes during the Reconstruction of the states of Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana and the factors which led to their ascendancy to political leadership. Most historians give a one-sided view of this period of Reconstruction, playing down the role of the Negroes with the assumption that they were members of an inferior race and incapable of contributing anything constructive to American history. An examination of the facts, however, discloses that the Negroes did contribute a great deal to American history during their brief role in politics. Many of the Negro office holders, usually considered ignorant and illiterate, were well trained and well educated and displayed considerable ability in their particular offices. Contributions of these Negro leaders have merely been obscured by bitterness in partisan politics, and more objective study of Reconstruction will inevitably alter the traditional picture of the Negro political leaders." -- leaf iv.
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German Influence on the Russian Revolution

German Influence on the Russian Revolution

Date: January 1953
Creator: Shields, Alan John
Description: A study of the German influence on the Russian Revolution in 1917, including the German-Bolshevik conspiracy and the treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
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Railroads of the South Before 1860

Railroads of the South Before 1860

Date: June 1950
Creator: Carter, James D.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to give a historical account of the railroad systems in the southern states prior to 1860.
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The Texas Question as a Factor in the Sectional Struggle

The Texas Question as a Factor in the Sectional Struggle

Date: August 1956
Creator: Odom, E. Dale
Description: "This thesis is an attempt to study the Texas question in its setting with particular emphasis on the sectional ramifications of the issue. It is not an attempt to document the diplomatic negotiations which led to annexation. It is not a attempt to prove that it was the Texas issue which irreconcilably divided the North and South, but it is an effort to assess the importance of the Texas question as a factor in the sectional struggle, by studying the origin, struggle, and climax of the effort to annex Texas to the United States. The chief concern here is with politics and sectionalism in the United States in the years, 1835-1846, and the way in which they affected, or were affected by the question of Texas annexation. Only incidentally, and insofar as they affected the matter under consideration, is there any concern with affairs and events in Texas." --leaf v.
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Military Reconstruction in District Five

Military Reconstruction in District Five

Date: August 1959
Creator: Estell, Dora Lucile
Description: "As the American Civil War was brought to a close in April, 1865, the entire nation was plunged into an era which was characterized by unrest and turmoil. The North had before it the task of reconstructing the former Confederate states so that they would be able to resume their former positions in national councils, while the South was called on to adjust to a way of life which was drastically different. In military District Five, formed as a result of congressional control, as in the rest of the South, continued post-war controversy has tended to becloud appraisals of the period of military reconstruction. A fair evaluation requires examination of the primary sources inasmuch as secondary works on the era have continued to reflect sectional viewpoints. Such an evaluation reveals the need for a comprehensive re-interpretation of the entire era of military control of reconstruction under the congressional plan. This analysis of military government in District Five represents such a re-interpretation of one area of the post-war South."-- leaf iii.
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The History of the Gainesville XLI Club and Its Relation to the General Women's Club Movement

The History of the Gainesville XLI Club and Its Relation to the General Women's Club Movement

Date: February 1951
Creator: Culp, Bengta A.
Description: "The organized woman's club movement spread into the State of Texas. Beginning as associations for self-culture and intellectual development, the clubs were soon laying the foundation for better conditions of living in their communities. Since Texas was largely in the pioneer stage of development with widely separated communities, the women's clubs in small centers became the nucleii for civic improvements. One of these small centers was the town of Gainesville, Texas, with a population of about 6,000 in the year 1893. That year the first women's club in the town was organized and named the Gainesville XLI Club. This club helped form the State Council of Women of Texas, formerly called the Women's Congress, in 1894, which was three years before the formation of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs."-- pg. 9-10 "It will, perhaps, be seen from the above survey that no transformation in modern society has been more striking or more fraught with significance than the change in the political, legal, economic, moral, and social status of women. Women's clubs were organized for discussion and study, with interests that varied according to location, surroundings, opportunities, and aspirations. The history of a pioneer club portrays the stages of development ...
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Tariff Attitudes of the Major Parties

Tariff Attitudes of the Major Parties

Date: August 1950
Creator: Lumsden, O. E.
Description: A tariff policy is two-sided and may be compared to a wall. Every export from a country is some other country's import, and every tariff imposition, while apparently a domestic law to bring in a revenue or build up home industries, is, at the same time the means of keeping out some other country's exports. Too often, we look upon only one side of the wall--our own side. We are likely to regard the tariff as a means of controlling the inflow of foreign goods or as a means of raising revenue. But to understand the tariff policy and employ it to its fullest advantage or disadvantage we must be willing and capable of looking over the wall to understand the effect of a tariff--or any other commercial policy--on the aims and aspirations of other nations.
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The Economic Development of the Rio Grande Plain

The Economic Development of the Rio Grande Plain

Date: August 1950
Creator: Masters, Noble M.
Description: The study of the economic development of the Rio Grande Plain has been divided into the following seven chapters: (1) Physical Aspects of the Rio Grande Plain, (2) Grazing, (3) Development of Farming, (4) Development of Transportation, (5) Growth of Major Urban Centers, (6) Development of Natural Resources, and (7) Present Trends. In each chapter except Chapters I and VII, effort has been made to locate the origin of that particular industry and trace its development. In order to understand the development in the raising of livestock, farming, transportation, natural resources, and the growth of major cities of the region, it would be well to understand the physical aspects of the region.
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The Anglo-French Military and Naval Conversations, 1906-1912: a Study in Pre-War Diplomacy

The Anglo-French Military and Naval Conversations, 1906-1912: a Study in Pre-War Diplomacy

Date: June 1952
Creator: Healey, Gordon Daniel, 1909-
Description: The French nation has been prolific of consummate diplomatists all through history, but her annals record no more brilliant achievement than that of Theophile Delcassé and Paul Cambon when they brought Great Britain into a French alliance. Even those who disapprove the consequences of their act must admit the skill and the pertinacity with which the two statesmen pursued their purpose. Their difficulties were stupendous; British governments had for years stood aloof from Continental agreements, but precedent was forced to give way before the perspicacity and perseverance of these two French statesmen. Delcassé had contributed the Entente Cordiale to the French cause in 1904. This understanding pledged British diplomatic support to France in her imperialistic venture in Morocco-nothing more; but it also provided a foundation upon which Cambon could exercise his talents in leading Great Britain into a trap. The result of these activities was the equivalent of an Anglo-French alliance. The French, to accomplish their purpose, led the British into a series of military and naval conversations as a means of working out plans of joint operations whereby the latter could assist the former in case of a Franco-German war. The conversations had their official beginning in 1906 and ...
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The Role of Texas in the Confederacy

The Role of Texas in the Confederacy

Date: January 1951
Creator: Whitworth, Bonnye Ruth
Description: From its early days as a slave state, to its secession from the Union, to finally admitting that the south had failed, Texas played a major role in the Confederacy and the Civil War.
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The Development of the Oil Industry in Cooke County

The Development of the Oil Industry in Cooke County

Date: August 1950
Creator: Porter, Amy T.
Description: "This paper is the result of a study of the oil industry in Cooke County Texas. Consideration was given to the following factors: the physiography and geology of Cooke County, the first oil developments, opening of various fields, the Tydal Refinery, and the benefits of the oil industry to the county in terms of employment, busines establishments, schools, and social efforts. Both persona and documentary source were utilized for obtaining data on the present problem. Primary sources included statements made by land owners of Cooke County, oil operators, drillers, refinery personnel, business men, civic leaders, and the superintendents of schools, both in Gainesville, Texas, and in Cooke County. Secondary sources included newspapers, oil publications, and books on geology and the oil industry. "-- leaf vi.
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History of Kaufman County, Texas

History of Kaufman County, Texas

Date: August 1950
Creator: Keller, Mabel Covington
Description: This thesis covers a history of Kaufman County, including information about the geography, the historical background, organization and early history, development, military contributions, and more in depth analysis of the largest cities.
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The Economic Development of the Texas Panhandle

The Economic Development of the Texas Panhandle

Date: August 1950
Creator: Barton, Jerry T.
Description: "From the time the first settlers arrived in any region to the present time, numerous changes in their economic life occurred. In the thirty-eight counties of the Texas Panhandle and upper plains, these changes have occurred in rapid order; for in only the past seventy-five years (1875-1950), this region has progressed from one of buffalo hunters to businessmen, through intervening stages of cowboys, "nesters," farmers, and "dust eaters." The purpose of this study is to evaluate each step, thereby enabling the reader to gain a general knowledge as to what the economic situation in the panhandle is based upon today. The area to be studied is composed of the seven northern tiers of counties in the Panhandle and upper plains of Texas. These seven tiers contain thirty-eight counties with an approximate are of 23,491,840 acres. The western part of the Panhandle is located on the Great Plains, or High Plains, while about a third of the area is situated in the North Central Plains. " -- leaf 1.
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The History of Cameron County, Texas

The History of Cameron County, Texas

Date: August 1950
Creator: Hildebrand, Walter W.
Description: The history of Cameron County from 1519, when Pineda unquestionably traversed the area near the present city of Port Isabel, to 1950 gives this sector a unique position among the 254 counties of Texas when a study is made of the historical background of the state.
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The History of the Republican Party in Texas During the Reconstruction Period

The History of the Republican Party in Texas During the Reconstruction Period

Date: June 1955
Creator: Hopper, John M.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to give a descriptive history of the Republican party in Texas during the reconstruction period.
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A History of Dallas Newspapers

A History of Dallas Newspapers

Date: June 1952
Creator: Maranto, Samuel Paul
Description: "The development of newspapers in Dallas can be classified into certain definite dates: 1849-1865---the founding of the first newspaper to the Reconstruction period following the Civil War; 1865-1885--the postwar period and the expansion of newspapers; 1885-1906--the development of the present newspapers, the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times Herald, and others; 1906-1942--the advent of sensational journalism and the emergence of the newspaper as big business; and 1942 to the present--a decade of unprecedented growth and entrenchment."--leaf iv.
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The Overland Cattle Trade

The Overland Cattle Trade

Date: August 1952
Creator: Massey, Travis Leon
Description: One of the most fascinating subjects in all American history is the story of the great cow country. Its heyday was the twenty-year period from 1868 to 1888. It extended from below the Rio Grande on the south to well up in Saskatchewan in western Canada on the north. East and west it reached from the Rocky Mountains to about the Missouri- Arkansas border. It occupied a region nearly 2,000 miles long and from 200 to 700 miles wide--almost a million square miles in one vast open range. For countless years this region had been the home of millions of wild buffaloes, but in a very short time after 1868 it was transformed into a gigantic cattle kingdom. After two decades of spectacular existence, it just as suddenly passed away, and the cattle industry entered a new and in many ways an entirely different era. Texas cattle and Texas cattlemen played leading roles in this great drama of the West. The warm southern plains of Texas were the breeding place-the "incubator"-f or thousands of longhorn cattle, the broad prairies to the north were their feeding grounds, and the newly established railroad towns in Kansas and other states were the shipping ...
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The History of Education in Texas During the Reconstruction Period

The History of Education in Texas During the Reconstruction Period

Date: August 1953
Creator: Wheeler, Guy H., Jr.
Description: This thesis covers the history of education in Reconstruction Period Texas.
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Early Development of Robertson County

Early Development of Robertson County

Date: January 1954
Creator: Carson, Ivory Freeman
Description: This thesis includes information on the topography, historical background, military contribution after statehood, social history, economic development, government organization, and early towns and settlements of Roberson County.
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Military Campaigns of the Texas Revolution

Military Campaigns of the Texas Revolution

Date: August 1951
Creator: Webb, Rufus Mac
Description: This thesis contains information pertaining to the events that led up to the Texas Revolution as well as the military campaigns and battles that ultimately led up to the secession with Mexico.
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The Portrait of a Boom Town: Burkburnett

The Portrait of a Boom Town: Burkburnett

Date: August 1952
Creator: Benton, Minnie M.
Description: This thesis details the history of Burkburnett, Texas through the early 1800s through the early 1950s.
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The Early Development of Cleburne

The Early Development of Cleburne

Date: August 1950
Creator: Gay, G. H.
Description: This theses traces the history of Cleburne in Johnson County, Texas through its founding during reconstruction through the early 1900s.
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