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dc.contributor.advisorBarker, Eugene C. (Eugene Campbell), 1874-1956
dc.creatorHolden, William Curry, 1896-
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-13T22:37:59Z
dc.date.available2018-06-13T22:37:59Z
dc.date.issued1928
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2R78663Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/65445
dc.descriptionThe purpose of this work is to set forth some of the historic problems and movements of West Texas which took place between 1846 and 1900. Part I deals with frontier defense. It is broken into four chapters merely for convenience. The question is dealt with rather summarily. An effort is made to treat frontier defense as a whole, including the parts contributed by both the state and federal governments. Part II is composed of five social and economic problems or conditions, as the railroad movement, the development of agriculture, the mineral movement, drouths, and amusements. These chapters really constitute isolated descriptive studies bound together by a sort of geographic unity. It would be difficult to tie them together in any kind of organic order or sequence. They are usually for the most part a portrayal of conditions that are parallel and contemporary with each other; sometimes, the topics criss-cross each other; sometimes they influence each other, and at other times they are independent. For instance, the railroad movement and the mineral movement were going on at the same time. The drouth of 1886, curiously enough, intensified both movements; both reached their peak during 1886. The mineral movement had a considerable influence upon the railroad movement, but the railroad had but little influence upon the mineral movement. The people had their amusements before the drouth and before the coming of the railroads, but the drouth exerted a strong influence in modifying the amusements, and the railroads, by bringing in a large influx of immigration, helped to change completely the nature of the amusements.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFrontier and pioneer life--Texas, West--19th century
dc.subject.lcshTexas, West--History--19th century
dc.subject.lcshTexas, West--Economic conditions--19th century
dc.subject.lcshTexas, West--Social conditions--19th century
dc.titleFrontier problems and movements in West Texas, 1846-1900en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US


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