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Texas traditions : the culture of the Lone Star state / by Robyn Montana Turner.

By: Turner, Robyn.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1996Edition: 1st ed.Description: 96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 0316856754 (hc); 9780316856751 (hc); 0316856398 (pb); 9780316856393 (pb).Subject(s): Texas -- Civilization -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 976.4 Summary: Discusses the history, geography, industry, and arts of Texas.
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CML Dewey University of Texas At Tyler
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 92) and index.

Discusses the history, geography, industry, and arts of Texas.

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Gr 5-8‘Texas is a big, big state. So any overview less comprehensive than The New Handbook of Texas (6 vols., 7000 pages) inevitably sports a shotgun approach to addressing the sprawling potpourri of the people and places in the Lone Star State. Still, native Texan Turner has done a respectable, if a tad feminist and mutliculturally biased job of presenting Texas to a young audience no doubt aware of the physical enormity of the state but clueless to its multicultural legacy. Almost every page has boxes or sidebars with tidbits of trivia that supplement the narratives on the ethnic, geographical, historical, artistic, and ceremonial diversity of a state that has flown (at least) six flags over the past five centuries. Turner, a professed "yellow-dog" Democrat, provides historical emphases that add their own curious color to this book as, for example, a one-page summary of "Servants of the State" features photographs of two women and one man. Heavily illustrated with current and archival photographs, newspaper clippings, broadsides, etc., and an eclectic selection of paintings, Texas Traditions would be a useful supplement to the drier, didactic textbooks Texas schoolchildren must embrace. Young residents of the other 49 states probably won't mind the colorful and cursory approach the author takes to making this state's history palatable if somewhat overwhelming.‘John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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