Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1946). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. xiii, 338 pp., illustrated; octavo, original brown cloth. Shallow nick to cover cloth at top of spine, else very good in moderately edgeworn jacket. Item #22026
Called "the first social history of the Republic of Texas" (front jacket flap) this scholarly study looks beyond politics and military affairs to the activities of "Devout circuit riders, pioneer physicians and school teachers, unruly young lawyers, ruffians and duelists, town builders and land pirates, planters and farmers" to paint a full-figured picture of of the Texas Republic (1836-1846). Autographed by the author on the front free endpaper.