Single Star of the West: The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845

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Does Texas’s experience as a republic make it unique among the other states? In many ways, Texas was an “accidental republic” for nearly ten years, until Texans voted overwhelmingly in favor of annexation to the United States after winning independence from Mexico. Single Star of the West begins with the Texas Revolution and examines the emergence of a Texas identity. Next, several contributors discuss how the Republic was defended by its army, navy, and the Texas Rangers. Individual chapters focus on the early founders of Texas—Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Anson Jones. Texas’s efforts at diplomacy, and persistence and ... continued below

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xi, 550 p. : ill.

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Howell, Kenneth Wayne & Swanlund, Charles March 2017.

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  • Howell, Kenneth Wayne KENNETH W. HOWELL is professor of history at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas. He is the editor of The Seventh Star of the Confederacy and Still the Arena of Civil War, both from UNT Press.
  • Swanlund, Charles CHARLES SWANLUND is professor of history at Blinn College and co-editor of A Lone Star Reader.

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  • Vick Family Foundation The electronic edition of this book was made possible by the support of the Vick Family Foundation.

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Does Texas’s experience as a republic make it unique among the other states? In many ways, Texas was an “accidental republic” for nearly ten years, until Texans voted overwhelmingly in favor of annexation to the United States after winning independence from Mexico.

Single Star of the West begins with the Texas Revolution and examines the emergence of a Texas identity. Next, several contributors discuss how the Republic was defended by its army, navy, and the Texas Rangers. Individual chapters focus on the early founders of Texas—Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Anson Jones. Texas’s efforts at diplomacy, and persistence and transformation in its economy, also receive careful analysis. Finally, social and cultural aspects of the Texas Republic receive coverage, with discussions of women, American Indians, African Americans, Tejanos, and religion.

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xi, 550 p. : ill.

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Howell, Kenneth Wayne & Swanlund, Charles. Single Star of the West: The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845, book, March 2017; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1020949/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.