Volume 17 - 2008
UNT - University of North Texas - Discover the Power of Ideas

Science, Scholarship &
the Arts at the University of North Texas

Texas history books
by UNT history faculty since 1987


Planters and Plain Folk: Agriculture in Antebellum Texas
by Richard G. Lowe and Randolph B. Campbell (Southern Methodist University Press, 1987)

An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821-1865
by Randolph B. Campbell (Louisiana State University Press, 1989; paperback, 1991) - Coral H. Tullis Memorial Prize from Texas State Historical Association; Friends of Dallas Public Library Award from Texas Institute of Letters; Ottis Lock Award from East Texas Historical Association; Texas Historical Foundation Book Award; Summerfield G. Roberts Award from the Sons of the Republic of Texas

Spanish Texas, 1519-1821
by Donald E. Chipman (University of Texas Press, 1992) - Kate Broocks Bates Award from Texas State Historical Association; Presidio La Bahía Award of the Sons of the Republic of Texas; Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award

Sam Houston and the American Southwest
by Randolph B. Campbell (HarperCollins Publishers, 1993; second edition, Longman Publishers, 2001; third edition, Longman, 2007)

Tainted Breeze: The Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, 1862
by Richard B. McCaslin (Louisiana State University Press, 1994) - Coral H. Tullis Memorial Prize from Texas State Historical Association; Certificate of Commendation from American Association for State and Local History; History Book Club Alternate Selection

The Caddo Indians: Tribes at the Convergence of Empires, 1542-1854
by F. Todd Smith (Texas A&M University Press, 1995) - Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award; Ottis Lock Award from East Texas Historical Association

The Caddos, the Wichitas, and the United States, 1846-1901
by F. Todd Smith (Texas A&M University Press, 1996)

The Texas Overland Expedition of 1863
by Richard Lowe (Ryan Place Publishers, 1996; reprinted, McWhiney Foundation Press, 1998)

Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920
by Elizabeth Hayes Turner (Oxford University Press, 1997) - Ottis Lock Award from East Texas Historical Association; Coral H. Tullis Memorial Prize from Texas State Historical Association; Certificate of Commendation from American Association for State and Local History

Grass-Roots Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1880
by Randolph B. Campbell (Louisiana State University Press, 1998) - Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award

Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas
by Donald E. Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph (University of Texas Press, 1999) - Presidio La Bahía Award of the Sons of the Republic of Texas; Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association Book Award from the Texas Old Missions and Fort Restoration Association and the Texas Catholic Historical Society

A Texas Cavalry Officer's Civil War: The Diary and Letters of James C. Bates
edited by Richard Lowe (Louisiana State University Press, 1999)

Galveston and the 1900 Storm: Catastrophe and Catalyst
by Patricia Bellis Bixel and Elizabeth Hayes Turner (University of Texas Press, 2000) - Runner-up, Spur Award for Best Western Nonfiction from the Contemporary Western Writers Of America

Mexican Coal Mining Labor in Texas and Coahuila, 1880-1930
by Roberto R. Calderón (Texas A&M University Press, 2000)

The Wichita Indians: Traders of Texas and the Southern Plains, 1540-1845
by F. Todd Smith (Texas A&M University Press, 2000) - Finalist, Friends of Dallas Public Library Award; honorable mention, Coral H. Tullis Memorial Prize from Texas State Historical Association

Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas: Men and Women of Spanish Texas
by Donald E. Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph (University of Texas Press, 2001)

Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State
by Randolph B. Campbell (Oxford University Press, 2004) - 2004 Philosophical Society of Texas Book Award

A Journey Through Texas, Or, A Saddle Trip on the Southwestern Frontier
by Frederick Law Olmsted, edited by Randolph B. Campbell (The Library of Texas. Degolyer Library & William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies. Southern Methodist University, 2004)

From Dominance to Disappearance: The Indians of Texas and the Near Southwest, 1786-1859
by F. Todd Smith (University of Nebraska Press, 2005) - Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award; finalist, Kate Broock Bates Award from Texas State Historical Association; finalist, Friends of Dallas Public Library Award

Walker's Texas Division, C.S.A.: Greyhounds of the Trans-Mississippi
by Richard Lowe (Louisiana State University Press, 2006) - Davis Book Award from Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va.

At the Heart of Texas: 100 Years of the Texas State Historical Association, 1897-1997
by Richard B. McCaslin (Texas State Historical Association, 2007)

Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas
edited by Gregg Cantrell and Elizabeth Hayes Turner (Texas A&M University Press, 2007) - T.R. Fehrenbach Award from Texas Historical Commission

Colonial Natchitoches: A Creole Community on the Louisiana-Texas Frontier
by F. Todd Smith and H. Sophie Burton (Texas A&M University Press, 2008)


Departments

President's Note

Exploration of ideas provides the foundation for a bold research agenda.

News Briefs

New leaders set a new course, and awards and grants help develop materials, save endangered languages, protect the environment.

New Faculty

Researchers bring work in accounting, photography, plant pathology and thermal-fluid sciences to UNT.

Student Researchers

Student research covers medical physics, human rights, computational chemistry, music education, ethics.

Faculty Books

UNT authors write about higher education, cost control, police patrol, copyright law.

End Note

Interdisciplinary collaborations advance the greater good.



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