The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Blacks in East Texas History - McDonald

News from Marshall, Texas, my hometown
Book signing tonight raises funds for the historical commission, library's Friends

Monday, February 23, 2009

The article begins "Take a journey of the "black experience" in 19th century East Texas as Archie P. McDonald, co-editor of "Blacks in East Texas History," discusses the book during a book signing 6 p.m. today in the Gold Room at Marshall Public Library.
"It really is a book for everybody," said local historian Gail Beil, whose article, "Melvin B. Tolson: Texas Radical," is featured in the book.
The book consists of 12 articles about African-Americans in East Texas that were previously published in the East Texas Historical Journal. The Journal was founded in 1962 and began accepting articles on African-American history at a time when most scholarly journals refused to accept, publish or encourage the study of black history."

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