Topic: Department of History

The Failed Marriage That Shaped Texas Independence

March 2, 2017
H.W. Brands on Sam Houston's Failed Marriage

Historian H.W. Brands explains how the failure of Sam Houston's first marriage shaped Texas independence.

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Two Bowies, One Knife

Jan. 15, 2016

Bowie was a “tall, raw-boned man with deep set eyes, fair hair, and an open and frank disposition.” Convivial and generous, he was a man, it was said, who loved music. That Bowie was James, not David.

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Oregon standoff mirrors westward expansion

Jan. 7, 2016

White militants continue to occupy the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in solidarity with two ranchers — Steven and Dwight Hammond — who were convicted and imprisoned for arson after setting a series of fires that spread to public land.

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NFL Sunday Football Adele Parody Exposes America’s Racist Name Problem

Nov. 14, 2015

Notice how after a meaningful pause, Ken Jeong emphasizes just how racist the National Football League's Redskins team name is. “It’s sooo racist.”

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Frog-Attacking Bats, Energy Predictions Make News

Feb. 3, 2014
Frog-Attacking Bats, Energy Predictions Make News

From the lethal lure of a frog's serenade to predictions about future energy concerns and findings of increased divorce in conservative areas, UT research is in the news. Learn more.

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