Fort Worth

Author: Julia Kathryn Garrett
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0875655262
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Fort Worth from the Author: Julia Kathryn Garrett. In the 1950s, history teacher Julia Kathryn Garrett of Fort Worth began collecting stories from old-timers and pioneers whose memory or knowledge reached back to the early days of the city. For fifteen summer vacations she worked from morning to night on her book, creating an anecdotal chronicle of the early years of the city that began as a fort on the Trinity River in 1849. She closed her history with events a quarter of a century later, when Fort Worth was poised on the edge of growth, ready to become a modern city with the 1876 arrival of the railroad. First published in 1972 and reprinted by TCU Press in 1996.

Renegades Showmen Angels

Author: Jan Jones
Publisher: TCU Press
ISBN: 9780875653181
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Renegades Showmen Angels from the Author: Jan Jones. Jan Jones’ second volume on Fort Worth’s theatrical heritage presents for the first time a richly illustrated, comprehensive history of the showmen, performers, theaters, and events that shaped the city’s theatrical fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jones chronicles the early amateur theatricals of the 1870s, the development of Hell’s Half Acre with its many variety theaters and honky tonks, and the opening of Evans Hall, the town’s first legitimate theater. By 1883 far-sighted civic leaders had completed the Fort Worth Opera House, and by 1886 the city had joined the touring circuit of Galveston showman, Henry Greenwall. Under Greenwalls aegis, many of the era’s leading players appeared in the city, including Edwin Booth and Sarah Bernhardt. The Texas Spring Palace exhibitions of 1889 and 1890 brought national acclaim and did much to alter perceptions of the community as a frontier cow town. In the twentieth century, vaudeville’s popularity led to construction of two Majestic theaters just six years apart, in 1905 and 1911. Participating in the establishment of the Fort Worth Little Theater following World War I was a still unknown Texas writer, Katherine Anne Porter. During the 1930s, the city was once again catapulted to national prominence when New York producer Billy Rose created Broadway-style revues for Casa Mañana, the city’s contribution to the Texas Centennial celebration. Establishment of the Fort Worth Opera, Casa Mañana Musicals, and the Fort Worth Community Theater following World War II set the stage for what had become, by the end of the twentieth century, a vibrant community of permanent companies, including Jubilee Theater, Hip Pocket Theatre, Stage West, and Circle Theatre. The twentieth century ended dramatically with completion of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass performance Hall.

Historic Hood County

Author: Mary Estelle Gott Salterelli
Publisher: HPN Books
ISBN: 1935377086
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Historic Hood County from the Author: Mary Estelle Gott Salterelli.

The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843397
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The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia 2 Volumes from the Author: Spencer C. Tucker. Long overlooked in favor of land engagements, this is the first encyclopedia to analyze the naval aspects of the American Civil War. • Introductory essay unifies the material in the encyclopedia, providing an overview of the history of the navies of the American Civil War • Contains over 450 reference entries, listed alphabetically and with accompanying images • Chronology provides historical perspective and highlights the most important naval events of the war • Comprehensive bibliography serves as a gateway to further study

Vietnam War A Topical Exploration And Primary Source Collection 2 Volumes

Author: James H. Willbanks
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440850852
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Vietnam War A Topical Exploration And Primary Source Collection 2 Volumes from the Author: James H. Willbanks. This detailed two-volume set considers the Vietnam War, one of America's longest and bloodiest wars, from a topical perspective, addressing the main characters and key events of the war and supplying many relevant primary source documents. • Comprehensively explains how the Vietnam War became one of the United States' longest and bloodiest wars and why it served as a society- and culture-changing event, even for the millions of Americans who were not directly involved in the conflict • Examines 14 key topics within and surrounding the Vietnam War, ranging from the First Indochina War to the aftermath of the war for both Vietnam and the United States • Includes key primary source documents, illustrations and maps, an extensive bibliography, and a detailed chronology

Blacks In East Texas History

Author: Bruce A. Glasrud
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603440417
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Blacks In East Texas History from the Author: Bruce A. Glasrud. Founded in 1962, the East Texas Historical Journal began accepting articles on African American history at a time when most scholarly journals considered the topic out of the mainstream, at best. Since that beginning, the journal has published some forty articles in the field. Now, Bruce A. Glasrud and Archie P. McDonald have gathered a collection of some of the best articles on black history from the East Texas Historical Journal; their samplings span the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and cover the principal themes and topics of African American history in the eastern portion of the Lone Star State. The book concludes with a listing of all articles on African American history from the East Texas Historical Journal. Blacks in East Texas History will enlighten and inform students and scholars of regional and African American history, as well as those interested in the trials and progress of African Americans in the American South and Southwest.

Encyclopedia Of Media And Propaganda In Wartime America 2 Volumes

Author: Martin J. Manning
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842285
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Encyclopedia Of Media And Propaganda In Wartime America 2 Volumes from the Author: Martin J. Manning. This fascinating compilation of reference entries documents the unique relationship between mass media, propaganda, and the U.S. military, a relationship that began in the period before the American Revolution and continues to this day—sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative, and always complex. • Introductory essays describe the types of media most important to each conflict period, how they were used, by whom, and to what effect • A general essay outlines how media has been used to spread messages about conflicts throughout U.S. history • Photographs and illustrations add an important visual element

The Texas That Might Have Been

Author: Albert Sidney Johnston
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603443711
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The Texas That Might Have Been from the Author: Albert Sidney Johnston. Although Sam Houston would eventually emerge as the dominant shaper of the developing Texas Republic's destiny, many visions competed for preeminence. One of Houston's sharpest critics, Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston, is the subject of this fascinating edition of letters from the period.

China A History Volume 2

Author: Harold Miles Tanner
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603843027
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China A History Volume 2 from the Author: Harold Miles Tanner. Now available in two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table, extensive notes, recommendations for further reading and an index.