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It was 1905 when the man destined to become Waco's photographer first opened his shop.Fred Gildersleeve documented the city he loved, establishing his legacy through iconic images that have become Waco's visual memory. The 186 Gildersleeve images within capture the spirit of early Waco. Born in 1880 in Boulder, Colorado, ...
Gildersleeve: Wacoas Photographer
It was 1905 when the man destined to become Waco's photographer first opened his shop.Fred Gildersleeve documented the city he loved, establishing his legacy through iconic images that have become Waco's visual memory. The 186 Gildersleeve images within capture the spirit of early Waco. Born in 1880 in Boulder, Colorado, Gildersleeve spent most of his childhood in Kirksville, Missouri. Throughout his early years, Gildersleeve sold his pictures for 25 cents apiece to pay for his education, working his way through photography school in Effingham, Illinois before launching his career in Waco. An adventurer, Gildersleeve was known for speeding through town on an Excelsior motorbikeaand later in a Model T Fordawith his assistant in the sidecar. He avidly took pictures of everyday life in Waco, becoming the official photographer for Baylor and the State Fair of Texas. From special occasions to sporting events, from construction projects to key figures, Gildersleeve documented Waco's growth as a thriving industrial city during the early days of the twentieth century. Gildersleeve's photos are not just history; they are art. He pioneered panoramas and aerial shots using Waco as his subject. Gildersleeve's photos are now known for their clarity and detail that resemble and surpass modern-day digital photography. The photos in this book take viewers back in time to their favorite Waco landmarks and do so with timeless creativity.
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52.450000 USD

Gildersleeve: Wacoas Photographer

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Suitably, hauntings and paranormal happenings in the Lone Star state are larger than life. Included in this must-read collection are tales of the ghost lights of Marfa, the werewolf of Elroy, and the Devil's brand in the eternal roundup of El Paso. Your hair will stand on end as you ...
Spooky Texas: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore
Suitably, hauntings and paranormal happenings in the Lone Star state are larger than life. Included in this must-read collection are tales of the ghost lights of Marfa, the werewolf of Elroy, and the Devil's brand in the eternal roundup of El Paso. Your hair will stand on end as you read about the mysteries and lore in Spooky Texas.
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18.850000 USD

Spooky Texas: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore

by S E Schlosser
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The Limits of Liberty chronicles the formation of the U.S.-Mexico border from the perspective of the mobile peoples who assisted in determining the international boundary from both sides in the mid-nineteenth century. In this historic and timely study, James David Nichols argues against the many top-down connotations that borders carry, ...
The Limits of Liberty: Mobility and the Making of the Eastern U.S.-Mexico Border
The Limits of Liberty chronicles the formation of the U.S.-Mexico border from the perspective of the mobile peoples who assisted in determining the international boundary from both sides in the mid-nineteenth century. In this historic and timely study, James David Nichols argues against the many top-down connotations that borders carry, noting that the state cannot entirely dominate the process of boundary marking. Even though there were many efforts on the part of the United States and Mexico to define the new international border as a limit, mobile peoples continued to transgress the border and cross it with impunity. Transborder migrants reimagined the dividing line as a gateway to opportunity rather than as a fence limiting their movement. Runaway slaves, Mexican debt peones, and seminomadic Native Americans saw liberty on the other side of the line and crossed in search of greater opportunity. In doing so they devised their own border epistemology that clashed with official understandings of the boundary. These divergent understandings resulted in violence with the crossing of vigilantes, soldiers, and militias in search of fugitives and runaways. The Limits of Liberty explores how the border attracted migrants from both sides and considers border-crossers together, whereas most treatments thus far have considered discrete social groups along the border. Mining Mexican archival sources, Nichols is one of the first scholars to explore the nuance of negotiation that took place between the state and mobile peoples in the formation of borders.
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63.000000 USD

The Limits of Liberty: Mobility and the Making of the Eastern U.S.-Mexico Border

by James David Nichols
Hardback
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This single-volume encyclopedia examines the Grand Canyon in depth, from the native peoples who have survived there for centuries to the explorers who charted its vast expanses and to the challenges that Grand Canyon National Park faces. * Includes a chronology of important events in the history of the Grand ...
The Grand Canyon: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture
This single-volume encyclopedia examines the Grand Canyon in depth, from the native peoples who have survived there for centuries to the explorers who charted its vast expanses and to the challenges that Grand Canyon National Park faces. * Includes a chronology of important events in the history of the Grand Canyon, helping readers to hone in on key events that occurred during its history * Offers a Grand Canyon at a glance section that allows readers key statistics about the park * Provides an appendix that gives readers the chance to explore firsts in the history of the Grand Canyon as well as to plot the GPS coordinates of major sites at the national park * Features photos from the authors' personal research travels that illuminate the text in such a style as to be different than tour books and trail guides
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98.700000 USD
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In November 1960, the Democratic party dominated Texas. The newly elected vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was a Texan. Democrats held all thirty statewide elective positions. The state legislature had 181 Democrats and no Republicans or anyone else. Then fast forward fifty years to November 2010. Texas has not voted for ...
Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics
In November 1960, the Democratic party dominated Texas. The newly elected vice president, Lyndon Johnson, was a Texan. Democrats held all thirty statewide elective positions. The state legislature had 181 Democrats and no Republicans or anyone else. Then fast forward fifty years to November 2010. Texas has not voted for a Democratic president since 1976. Every statewide elective office is held by Republicans. Representing Texas in Washington is a congressional delegation of twenty-five Republicans and nine Democrats. Republicans control the Texas Senate by a margin of nineteen to twelve and the Texas House of Representatives by 101 to 49. Red State explores why this transformation of Texas politics took place and what these changes imply for the future. As both a political scientist and a Republican party insider, Wayne Thorburn is especially qualified to explain how a solidly one-party Democratic state has become a Republican stronghold. He analyzes a wealth of data to show how changes in the state's demographics-including an influx of new residents, the shift from rural to urban, and the growth of the Mexican American population-have moved Texas through three stages of party competition, from two-tiered politics, to two-party competition between Democrats and Republicans, and then to the return to one-party dominance, this time by Republicans. His findings reveal that the shift from Democratic to Republican governance has been driven not by any change in Texans' ideological perspective or public policy orientation-even when Texans were voting Democrat, conservatives outnumbered liberals or moderates-but by the Republican party's increasing identification with conservatism since 1960.
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26.200000 USD

Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics

by Wayne Thorburn
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Every time a cowhand dug his boot into the stirrup, he knew that this ride could carry him to trail's end. In real stories told by genuine cowboys, this book captures the everyday perils of the flinty hoofs and devil horns of an outlaw steer, the crush of a half-ton ...
Saddling Up Anyway: The Dangerous Lives of Old-Time Cowboys
Every time a cowhand dug his boot into the stirrup, he knew that this ride could carry him to trail's end. In real stories told by genuine cowboys, this book captures the everyday perils of the flinty hoofs and devil horns of an outlaw steer, the crush of a half-ton of fury in the guise of a saddle horse, the snap of a rope pulled taut enough to sever digits. Threats took many forms, all of them sudden, most inescapable-a whooshing arrow or exploding slug, a raging river ready to drag him to the depths, and lightning that rattled bones and deafened if it missed, or came with silent finality if it didn't. Whether destined to be remembered or forgotten, a cowhand clung to life with all the zeal with which he approached his trade. He was the most loyal of employees, repeatedly putting his neck on the line for a mere dollar a day. Patrick Dearen has brought these reckless and risky adventures to life with colorful stories from interviews with 76 men who cowboyed in the West before 1932 as well as 150 archival interviews and written accounts from as early as the 1870s and well into the mid-twentieth century.
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18.69 USD

Saddling Up Anyway: The Dangerous Lives of Old-Time Cowboys

by Patrick Dearen
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Some have called it the tortilla curtain. Others have viewed it as a Third World entity where primitive conditions and poverty exist alongside the latest marvels of the computerized Information Age. But the border region between Mexico and the United States is more dynamic than ever since its transition into ...
Forging the Tortilla Curtain: Cultural Drift and Change Along the United States-Mexico Border from the Spanish Conquest to the Present
Some have called it the tortilla curtain. Others have viewed it as a Third World entity where primitive conditions and poverty exist alongside the latest marvels of the computerized Information Age. But the border region between Mexico and the United States is more dynamic than ever since its transition into a sort of Mexamerica a world fueled by corporate colonialism, the North American Free Trade Agreement (or NAFTA) and contraband of every stripe, from illegal drugs to illegal aliens. Forging the Tortilla Curtain reveals how the borderlands got to be that way. Thomas Torrans's narrative is a sweeping history of the 2,000-mile-long borderlands from the time of the early intrusions of the Spaniards in their endless quest for gold to the recent invasions of multinationals in their endless quest for cheap labor. It is a fascinating story of the long struggle to establish a boundary as an institution and cultural margin of the two Americas an Anglo North and a Latin South. It was a difficult and hazardous course heavily peopled with westering adventurers: filibusters William Walker and Henry Alexander Crabb, among many others; scalp hunters like John Glanton; dreamers and schemers vanquished Confederate generals Alexander Watkins Terrell and John B. Magruder, who hoped to establish a new Confederacy south of the border, and Albert Kimsey Owen who founded a short-lived socialist utopia at Topolobampo; empire builders like William Cornell Greene and William Randolph Hearst; and profiteers in the industry of contraband. Americans, contained at the Rio Grande since the 1840s by the Mexican-American War and the boundary that later developed across the desert Southwest to the Pacific, did not accept that contentedly. Thwarted in efforts to secure a port on the Sea of Cortez the Gulf of California they nonetheless were successful in bridging the continent by a climatically favorable southerly route. Even so, in the minds of many the notion of further aggrandizement long prevailed: for example, some argued that even Baja California properly should be United States territory, a sort of geographically balanced equivalent, so to speak, to the Florida peninsula itself. From the outset the frontier that would become the border was a work in progress and remains so today.
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26.200000 USD

Forging the Tortilla Curtain: Cultural Drift and Change Along the United States-Mexico Border from the Spanish Conquest to the Present

by Thomas Torrans
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Stolen Heritage: A Mexican-American's Rediscovery of His Family's Lost Land Grant
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26.200000 USD

Stolen Heritage: A Mexican-American's Rediscovery of His Family's Lost Land Grant

by Abel G Rubio
Paperback / softback
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For the Birds: American Ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice
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41.950000 USD

For the Birds: American Ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice

by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie
Hardback
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Strange 66: Myth, Mystery, Mayhem, and Other Weirdness on Route 66
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26.250000 USD

Strange 66: Myth, Mystery, Mayhem, and Other Weirdness on Route 66

by Michael Karl Witzel
Hardback
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Big Thicket Region: 15 Historic Postcards
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8.390000 USD

Big Thicket Region: 15 Historic Postcards

by Arcadia Publishing
Postcard book or pack
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Alfalfa Bill: A Life in Politics
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36.700000 USD

Alfalfa Bill: A Life in Politics

by Robert L Dorman
Hardback
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Texas Blood
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22.17 USD

Texas Blood

by Roger D Hodge
Paperback / softback
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The Lost Pardon of Billy the Kid: An Analysis Factoring in the Santa Fe Ring, Governor Lew Wallace's Dilemma, and a Territory in Rebellion
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35.690000 USD

The Lost Pardon of Billy the Kid: An Analysis Factoring in the Santa Fe Ring, Governor Lew Wallace's Dilemma, and a Territory in Rebellion

by Gale Cooper
Hardback
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The Lost Pardon of Billy the Kid: An Analysis Factoring in the Santa Fe Ring, Governor Lew Wallace's Dilemma, and a Territory in Rebellion
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27.810000 USD

The Lost Pardon of Billy the Kid: An Analysis Factoring in the Santa Fe Ring, Governor Lew Wallace's Dilemma, and a Territory in Rebellion

by Gale Cooper
Paperback / softback
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A Time to Stand: The Epic of the Alamo
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39.890000 USD

A Time to Stand: The Epic of the Alamo

by Walter Lord
CD-Audio
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A Time to Stand: The Epic of the Alamo
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26.240000 USD

A Time to Stand: The Epic of the Alamo

by Walter Lord
CD-Audio
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Banking on Cattle: Texas Settlers Growing with the West
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16.790000 USD

Banking on Cattle: Texas Settlers Growing with the West

by Sue Presnall Dyke
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Claiming the Desert: Settlers, Homesteaders and Ranchers in Oro Valley, Arizona, 1865-1965
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15.740000 USD

Claiming the Desert: Settlers, Homesteaders and Ranchers in Oro Valley, Arizona, 1865-1965

by James A Williams
Paperback / softback
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Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick
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9.440000 USD

Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick

by Mary A Maverick
Paperback
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1830 Citizens of Texas: A Genealogy of Anglo American and Mexican American Citizens of Texas Taken from Census and Other Records
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26.200000 USD

1830 Citizens of Texas: A Genealogy of Anglo American and Mexican American Citizens of Texas Taken from Census and Other Records

by Gifford White
Paperback / softback
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Mysterious Explorer: Solving the Puzzle of an African Explorer in America - 180 Years Before Columbus
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21.000000 USD

Mysterious Explorer: Solving the Puzzle of an African Explorer in America - 180 Years Before Columbus

by Ronald Stewart Ph D
Paperback / softback
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The Santa Fe Ring Versus Billy the Kid: The Making of an American Monster
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33.590000 USD

The Santa Fe Ring Versus Billy the Kid: The Making of an American Monster

by Gale Cooper
Hardback
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The Santa Fe Ring Versus Billy the Kid: The Making of an American Monster
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25.710000 USD

The Santa Fe Ring Versus Billy the Kid: The Making of an American Monster

by Gale Cooper
Paperback / softback
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The Indians of the Pike's Peak Region (Illustrated Edition)
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12.500000 USD

The Indians of the Pike's Peak Region (Illustrated Edition)

by Irving Howbert
Paperback / softback
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Ray Odom: A Lifetime of Radio, Records & Racehorses
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15.700000 USD

Ray Odom: A Lifetime of Radio, Records & Racehorses

by Ray Odom
Paperback / softback
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Historic Movie Theatres of New Mexico
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31.490000 USD

Historic Movie Theatres of New Mexico

by Jeff Berg
Hardback
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Early Settlers of Alabama: Volume 1
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20.990000 USD

Early Settlers of Alabama: Volume 1

by James Edmonds Saunders
Paperback / softback
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New Mexico Historical Chronology: From the Beginning
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72.400000 USD

New Mexico Historical Chronology: From the Beginning

by Don Bullis
Hardback
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New Mexico Historical Chronology: From the Beginning
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61.900000 USD

New Mexico Historical Chronology: From the Beginning

by Don Bullis
Paperback / softback
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