years the Historical
Atlas of Texas stood as a trusted resource for
students and aficionados of the state. Now this key reference has been
thoroughly updated and expanded--and even rechristened. Texas: A
Historical Atlas more accurately reflects the Lone Star
dawn of the twenty-first century. Its 86 entries feature 175 newly
designed maps--more than twice the number in the original
volume--illustrating the most significant aspects of the state's
history, geography, and current affairs.
| The heart of the
book is its
wealth of historical information. Sections devoted to indigenous
peoples of Texas and its exploration and settlement offer more than 45
entries with visual depictions of everything from the routes of Spanish
explorers to empresario grants to cattle trails.
In another 31
coverage of modern and contemporary Texas takes in hurricanes and
highways, power plants and population trends.
everything about this atlas is new. All of the essays have been updated
to reflect recent scholarship, while more than 30 appear for the first
time, addressing such subjects as the Texas Declaration of
Independence, early roads, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction,
Texas-Oklahoma boundary disputes, and the tideland oil controversy. A
dozen new entries for "Contemporary Texas" alone chart aspects of
industry, agriculture, and minority demographics. Nearly all of the
expanded essays are accompanied by multiple maps--every one in full
The most comprehensive, state-of-the-art work of its kind, Texas: A
Atlas is more than just a reference. It is a striking
introduction to the Lone Star State. .
A Historical Atlas
by A. Ray Stephens
of Oklahoma Press, 2010