On March 2, 1836 – 177 years ago – 59 men met at Washington-on-the-Brazos and declared Texas a sovereign and independent republic, free from Mexican tyranny. The remarkable actions of extraordinary men and women – both before and after that momentous occasion – form part of the legend that has made our state so brilliant and unique. The battles fought at Goliad, the Alamo, and San Jacinto are well-known events in our state’s formidable beginnings, but they are only a part of Texas’s rich and illustrious past.
March is Texas History Month. Take advantage of this month-long celebration to read about some of the men, women, and events that have made Texas the great state that it is today.
Biographies of Famous Texans and Texas History
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Biography in Context (Gale)
A comprehensive database of biographical information on more than 185,000 people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
Texas Reference Center
Comprehensive database containing full-text journals, publications, newspapers, books and primary source documents covering Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, biographies, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
Lone Star Junction – Biographies of Texas heroes, Texas symbols, and Texas songs.
New Handbook of Texas Online - Hundreds of articles on Texas history, geography, culture, and biographies of famous Texans.
Portraits of Texas Governors - A brief biography and a summary of accomplishments for each past Texas governor, as well as a timeline of historical events and two primary-source documents from each administration.
Native American Tribes of Texas
Texas Indians – provides historical and cultural information about the Native American tribes of Texas.