Tracking the Texas Rangers
The Twentieth Century (Frances B. Vick Series #12)
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Tracking the Texas Rangers covers leaders such as Captains Bill McDonald, “Lone Wolf” Gonzaullas, and Barry Caver, accomplished Rangers like Joaquin Jackson and Arthur Hill, and the use of Rangers in the Mexican Revolution. Chapters discuss their role in the oil fields, in riots, and in capturing outlaws. Most important, the Rangers of the twentieth century experienced changes in investigative techniques, strategy, and intelligence gathering. Tracking looks at the use of Rangers in labor disputes, in race issues, and in the Tejano civil rights movement. The selections cover critical aspects of those experiences—organization, leadership, cultural implications, rural and urban life, and violence.
In their introduction, editors Bruce A. Glasrud and Harold J. Weiss, Jr., discuss various themes and controversies surrounding the twentieth-century Rangers and their treatment by historians over the years. They also have added annotations to the essays to explain where new research has shed additional light on an event to update or correct the original article text.
University of North Texas Press, 9781574415261, 320pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2013
About the Author
BRUCE A. GLASRUD is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, East Bay, retired dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Sul Ross State University, and a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and of the East Texas Historical Association. Glasrud has published nineteen books including Buffalo Soldiers in the West and Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.
HAROLD J. WEISS, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of History, Government, and Criminal Justice at Jamestown Community College. He received his doctorate in history from Indiana University at Bloomington and is the author of Yours to Command: The Life and Legend of Texas Ranger Captain Bill McDonald (UNT Press). He lives in Leander, Texas.