The Economy of Texas, 1st Edition

  • Jess Moore
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  • ISBN-10: 1477745157
  • ISBN-13: 9781477745151
  • DDC: 976.4
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 4th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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What drives the economy of Texas? How has the economy changed throughout history? Through engaging text, supportive maps, and vivid photographs, this book answers these questions and more. The text examines the major industries of Texas and how they have developed, from native agriculture to the system of farming and production that exists today. Readers will learn about major natural resources and economic eras, such as the lumber bonanza and the oil boom. Readers will gain an understanding of how major industries shaped the cities, government, and people of Texas, and how the impacts are still deeply felt today.

Features and Benefits

  • Age Appropriate and Achievable Content, Detailed Table of Contents, Glossary, Graphic Organizers, Maps, Index, Social Studies Content, Sidebars, Timelines, Background of State, For Further Information Section, Primary Sources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Trail to Economic Success.
2: Early Settlers.
3: Growth of the Cattle Industry.
4: Fencing the Ranges.
5: Cotton and Other Crops.
6: The Expansion of Railroads.
7: Urbanization and Manufacturing.
8: Lumber: The “Bonanza Era”.
9: The Early Twentieth Century.
10: The Age of Oil.
11: The Economy of Texas Today.
Reader Response Projects.