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Pioneer Jewish Texans

Author: Natalie Ornish
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : English : 1st Texas A & M University Press edView all editions and formats
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Looks at Jewish explorers, colonizers, soldiers, statesmen and others who shaped the state of Texas.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Ornish
ISBN: 9781603444231 1603444238 9781603444330 1603444335
OCLC Number: 694283209
Description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction to a people --
The adventurers: conquistadors and the search for freedom --
The soldiers: Jews in the battles for Texas independence --
The colonizers: opening Texas's lands west --
The statesmen: constructing a republic and a nation --
The ranchers: giants of Texas's great cattle herds --
The financiers: new frontiers in banking --
The wildcatters: from pipes to oil leases --
The humanitarian: Galveston and the gateway immigration movement --
The great merchants: some called them princes --
The significant merchants: laying the economic foundation for Texas's future --
The educators: the Paul Reveres of education --
The artists: vanguards in the arts --
The doctors and other healers: from the Alamo to the Nobel Prize --
The lawyers: justice for all.
Responsibility: Natalie Ornish ; foreword by Sara Alpern.

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With more than 400 photographs, extensive interviews with the descendants of pioneer Jewish Texan families, and reproductions of rare historical documents, Natalie Ornish's Pioneer Jewish Texans  Read more...

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"From Jewish buccaneers with Jean Lafitte to Jewish patriots at the Alamo, Pioneer Jewish Texans is a rich look at an often overlooked aspect of Lone Star history."--;br>--Steve Bennett"Houston Read more...

 
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