Texas History Lessons

Texas History Lessons

Texas History Lessons is a podcast about Texas history and much more. History is an important area of study and it is fun. While most of the focus will, of course, be on Texas, I feel that any endeavor to study a place or a people is lacking if you do not have a proper context for what was happening elsewhere in the region, country, continent, and all over the world. It provides perspective. The study of Texas history is the study of a place and of people, and all of the people that have ever lived in Texas have come from somewhere else and have ties to other places and cultures. No whitewashing the past in this podcast. Real Texas History.


The Cattle Drives: The Birth and Death of an Industry 1865-1890 Part 1

July 23, 2021

This episode launches a special series on the development of the cattle drives and the entrepreneur…

This Month in Texas History - July

July 17, 2021

This episode takes us back to events in July in Texas history including the early missions, the rei…

Jose Canales and the Texas Rangers Investigation of 1919

June 14, 2021

In this special episode the hosts of Texas History Lessons and the Wild West Extravaganza switch po…

This Month In Texas History - June

June 6, 2021

On this episode of This Month In Texas History we change things up a little bit. We still take a lo…

Lesson 14: An Introduction to Spanish Texas

May 23, 2021

With this episode we launch Part 2 of Texas History Lessons: Spanish Texas. This episode looks at t…

Remembering Larry McMurtry

May 11, 2021

In this episode we take a look at the life and work of Texas author Larry McMurtry. Over the course…

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