Armadillo -- Texas History and Social Studies Sites
This portion of the Texas Studies Gopher, called Armadillo, provides an annotated index of links to Internet sites related to political, social, and cultural history of Texas. The Armadillo WWW server is maintained by the Houston Independent School District.
A Shared Past: Texas and the United States Since Reconstruction
This site offers textbook-style information about the increasing influence of Texas on national history. The site covers the history of Texas from Reconstruction to the mid-20th century, and includes such topics as the impact of Civil War legislation, World Wars I and II, and the Cold War. This site was created by the Texas State Historical Association in collaboration with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas, Austin.
WPA Life Histories: Texas Home Page
This site is part of the Library of Congress' American Memory project, a wonderful collection of historical documents, photographs, and recordings. This site features interviews from the Federal Writers' Folklore Project of 1936-1940, a collection of first-person recollections about life in Texas. The site contains accounts from a cross-section of Texas society, including African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans, pioneers, cowboys, and more.