A visitor to the Capitol gleans a particular story of Texas from the monuments and plaques: one that celebrates the state’s involvement in the Civil War and offers a revisionist history of the causes of the conflict. (Read: not slavery.)
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For two decades, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ 1492 fleet of ships has carried the burden of dramatizing the Hispanic role in Corpus Christi.
The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University has recently acquired Santiago Tafolla’s hand-written memoirs, along with an assortment of related maps and photographs, which offer a rare glimpse into the Tejano experience in 19th century Texas.
It seems like just about everyone loves Austin these days, with noobie residents arriving by the thousands each year and national media crowning it […]
Last week, University of Texas Press announced its Texas Bookshelf initiative, a five-year, 16 book effort by some of the state’s most esteemed writers to tell the Texas story. The centerpiece of the project will be a comprehensive, full-length history of the state written by Stephen Harrigan, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and faculty member at UT’s Mitchner Center for Writers.
The furor over the Texas Legislature’s anti-abortion shenanigans has made this week all about strong Texas women—we’re looking at you, state Sen. Wendy Davis. […]