HIS 320R • Texas, 1914-Present
The course will survey change and continuity in the history of Texas within the context of U.S. history. Special attention will be given to politics and social relationships (class, race and gender relations) between 1900 and 1950. We will also examine themes such as socio-economic change, labor, transborder relations and electoral politics. Three semester hours of Texas history may be substituted for half of the legislative requirement for American history.
Grading Policy Your course grade will be based on a mid-term examination (40%), a final examination (40%), and a research paper (20%). The final examination will not be comprehensive, that is, it will cover the material from the middle to the end of the semester. The requirements will be addressed fully in class. Attendance will be monitored and may figure in your final grade.
Texts Robert Calvert, Arnoldo de Leon and Gregg Cantrell, THE HISTORY OF TEXAS, Third Edition (Harland-Davidson, 1996) George Green, THE ESTABLISHMENT IN TEXAS POLITICS: THE PRIMITIVE YEARS, 1938-1957 (University of Oklahoma press, 1979). Robyn Duff Ladino. DESEGREGATING TEXAS SCHOOLS: EISENHOWER, SHIVERS, AND THE CRISIS AT MANSFIELD HIGH (University of Texas Press, 1996) David Montejano, ANGLOS AND MEXICANS IN THE MAKING OF TEXAS, 1836-1986 (University of Texas Press, 1987)