By A. Ray Stephens, William M. Holmes
Texas, a land with a special picture, has remained for the main half in the American mainstream. during this ancient atlas sixty-four maps, observed by means of short interpretive essays, illustrate the main major occasions and topic components in Texas historical past and geography.Since the arriving of the 1st Europeans in 1528, six various countries have claimed sovereignty over the Lone megastar state’s assorted areas. Readers and students in any respect degrees will take pleasure in studying from this atlas how Texas’s local population and later arrivals spoke back to one another and to the state’s various terrain.
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Independent Colleges and Universities 59. Metropolitan Statistical Areas 60. Congressional Districts 61. Texas State House of Representatives Districts 62. Texas State Senate Districts 63. Regional Councils in Texas 64. Modern Texas References, page ix Index, page xix Page vii Preface Study of the history of Texas is an exciting adventure. Through it we can observe the ways the native inhabitants and the later arrivals responded to each other and to the region's varied terrain. Their constant adjustment to environmental conditions and their attempts to control their surroundings led toward the era when development of the land became the equivalent of "civilization" and, even more recently, size too readily became a synonym for significance.
A. RAY STEPHENS WILLIAM M. HOLMES Denton, Texas Location Within the United States and in Relation to Mexico (c) 1988 University of Oklahoma Press Page 1 1. Location Within the United States and in Relation to Mexico Texas, situated in the south central region of the United States, became the twentieth-eighth state in the Union on December 29, 1845. Possessing common boundaries with eight American and Mexican states-New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Chihuahua-Texas also has a lengthy tidewater coast-line of 624 miles along the Gulf of Mexico.
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Historical Atlas of Texas by A. Ray Stephens, William M. Holmes