As Gen. Granger read the announcement that slavery had ended, the celebration began. The date would go down in history — June nineteenth, soon shortened to Juneteenth.
The untrained soldiers who fought at the Alamo believed freedom and the struggle for a better life were worth dying for.
By war-making and shrewd negotiating, the 11th president expanded U.S. territory by a third.
Cowhands careless with branding irons invited a fatal attack of lead poisoning or the nether end of a rope.
A magnificent historical center portrays the heroic tale of the Lone Star State.
Their trails pioneered new frontiers and colored the social, political and economic pattern of a nation.
Its peculiarly local exuberance is nourished by rare traditions and an untamed individualism.
He was a lieutenant in the Army of the United States: he saw no reason to sit in the back of the bus
What happened when an anti—Vietnam War activist met his new client—Lyndon Johnson
A LIFETIME AGO A QUIET STRANGER passed through the author’s hometown and came away with a record of both personal and national importance
What you don’t remember about the day JFK was shot
Seen in its proper historical context—amid the height of the Cold War—the investigation into Kennedy’s assassination looks much more impressive and its shortcomings much more understandable
If you want to visit the relic itself, you must go to San Antonio. But to get the feel of what it was like for Crockett and Travis and the rest, you should drive west into the Texas prairie.
A small but dependable pleasure of travel is encountering such blazons of civic pride as “Welcome to the City of Cheese, Chairs, Children, and Churches!”
A routine chore for JFK’s official photographer became the most important assignment of his career. Much of his moving pictorial record appears here for the first time.
During the Depression, itinerant photographers hawked their services from town to town. All we know about this one is that he passed through Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1934. And that he was very good indeed.
For more than two hundred years, Americans have tried to change the weather by starting fires, setting off explosions, cutting trees, even planning to divert the Gulf Stream. The question now is not how to do it, but whether to do it at all.
The Lone Star state as it once was—proud, isolated, independent, the undiluted essence of America forever inventing itself out of the hardscrabble reality of the frontier
On the 150th anniversary of Texan independence, we trace the fierce negotiations that brought the republic into the Union after ten turbulent years
A Texas Pioneer’s Unusual Gift to His City
The former First Lady looks back on the years with Lyndon and discusses her life today
These hardy Texas beasts with “too much legs, horns, and speed” had long since been replaced by stodgier breeds. Now they were facing extinction…