Environmental Analysis (Pomona)
Texas, history, urbanization, San Antonio
Texas contains three of the nation's ten largest cities, but their existence has not yet affected the hold that the state's rural heritage has on Texas' imagination--or so Texans' attachment to two nineteenth-century cultural landmarks, the Alamo and the Chisholm Trail, would suggest. As the shrine of Texas liberty, the Alamo continually generates elegies to the manly courage and bravery of the fallen heroes of 1836.
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Miller, Char and David R. Johnson. “The Rise of Urban Texas,” in Miller and Sanders, eds., Urban Texas: Politics and Development, (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1990), 3-29.
Brief excerpt from content used in lieu of an abstract. Posted with permission from Texas A&M University Press. Chapter from Texas Through Time, ed. Robert Calvert and Walter Buenger. Book may be ordered at www.tamupress.com.