HIS 350L • Turning Pts Tex Hist to 1900-W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
A study of Texas history, using key turningpoints as interpretative watersheds, from European exploration, Spanish and Mexican colonization, the Revolution and Republic of Texas, and Texas as a state, including its cultural, social, and economic development.
Fifty percent of your grade will come from the term paper; 15% for each of the book reviews; and 20% from your presentations and class participation. Since this is a writing component class, you have the option of rewriting each paper if you are not pleased with your grade. If you rewrite your paper, you must turn the rewritten paper in within one week of receiving the paper. I also recommend that you take advantage of the Undergraduate Writing Center.
Tentative reading list: Donald Chipman, Spanish Texas (UT Press) Andres Tijerina, Tejanos & Texans Under the Mexican Flag (Texas A&MUP) Gregg Cantrell, Stephen F. Austin (Yale UP) Stephen L. Hardin, Texan Iliad (UT Press) James L. Haley, Sam Houston (OU Press) Randolph Campbell, An Empire for Slavery (LSU Press) Carl Moneyhon, Texas After the Civil War: The Struggle of Reconstruction (Texas A&M UP) Walter Buenger, Path to a Modern South (UT Press)