Recommended Titles and Treatises
To help provide access to the Texas State Law Library's legal resources, the reference librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject. The titles listed for each subject feature a brief summary written by a reference librarian, and each subject's titles are divided into those that are specific to Texas law and those that aren't.
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Dream of empire ; a human history of the Republic of Texas, 1836-1846
New to the library but first published in 1971, this title tells the story of the ten years when Texas existed as an independent nation -- the Republic of Texas. According to the foreword, this book was the first of its kind because it was aimed at the general reader yet it maintained its academic credentials. Roger Conger, former president of the Texas State Historical Association, praised this title for both its thoroughness and its "entertaining style." Starting with the years preceding the Republic, each chapter delves into a small chunk of Texas history. Overall, a good read for anyone wanting to learn more about the time when Texas was its own nation.
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