Автор: Fisher Lewis F. Название: Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio ISBN: 1595346716 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781595346711 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 26520 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: This coffee table book displays more than 100 rarely seen images to bring to life the frontier era of one of America's most unusual cities, seen through its Spanish plazas. Colorful iconic paintings and drawings mix with 19th century photographic stereoviews and cabinet cards, cropped for impact and appearing with their original subtle tonings. As San Antonio's frontier era was ending in the 1870s and 1880s, Military Plaza by day was a vivid outdoor market. By night it was a crowded dining venue where storied chili queens dished out spicy meals while saloons and fandango halls pulsed nearby. A cathedral dating from 1738 faced Main Plaza, where Apache chieftains and Spaniards once buried a hatchet, a lance, six arrows and a horse to signify peace. On Alamo Plaza, a demonstration of how barbed wire constrained a herd of cattle changed the course of the American West. Its plazas were the heart of San Antonio since its earliest days on the remote northern frontier of New Spain. Not long after a railroad--in 1877--at last provided easy access to the rest of the nation, rapid growth made San Antonio start looking more like cities elsewhere. Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos allows us to picture the earlier, more colorful time. Illustrations are accompanied by descriptive captions and a concise narrative.
Автор: Cooke Catherine Nixon Название: Powering a City: How Energy and Big Dreams Transformed San Antonio ISBN: 1595348433 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781595348432 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 12120 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: At the center of San Antonio's growth from a small pioneering town to a major western metropolis sits CPS Energy, the largest municipally owned energy utility in the United States and an innovator in harnessing, conserving, and capitalizing on natural energy resources. The story of modern energy in San Antonio begins in 1860, when the San Antonio Gas Company started manufacturing gas for streetlights in a small plant on San Pedro Creek, using tree resin that arrived by oxcart. The company grew from a dark, dusty frontier town with more saloons than grocery stores to a bustling crossroads to the West and, ultimately, a twentieth-first-century American city. Innovative city leaders purchased the utility from a New York-based holding company in 1942, and CPS Energy as we know it today was born. In Powering the City, Catherine Nixon Cooke discusses the rise and fall of big holding companies, the impact of the Great Depression and World War II--when 25 percent of the company's workforce enlisted in the armed forces--on the city's energy supply, and the emergence of nuclear energy and a nationally acclaimed model for harnessing solar and wind energy. Known and relatively unknown events are recounted, including Samuel Insull's move to Europe after his empire crashed in 1929; President Franklin Roosevelt's Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, which made it possible for the city to purchase the San Antonio Public Service Company; the city's competition with the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority, whose champion was Congressman Lyndon Johnson, in which the city emerged victorious in a deal that today returns billions in financial benefit; legal wranglings such as one that led to the establishment of Valero Energy Corporation; and energy's role in the Southwest Research Institute and the South Texas Medical Center, HemisFair 1968, Sea World, Fiesta Texas, and Morgan's Wonderland. Images from CPS's archive of historic photographs, some dating as far back as the early 1900s; back issues of its in-house magazine; and the Institute of Texas Cultures provide rich material to illustrate the story. As CPS Energy celebrates seventy-five years of city ownership, the region's industrial, scientific, and technological innovation are due in part to the company's extraordinary impact on San Antonio.
Автор: Willis, Henry H Predd, Joel B Davis, Lecturer Paul K (university Of Texas At San Antonio St. Mary`s University, San Antonio University Of Texas At San Название: Measuring the effectiveness of border security between ports-of-entry ISBN: 0833049771 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780833049773 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 13910 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Oettinger Marion Jr. Название: San Antonio 1718: Art from Mexico ISBN: 1595348344 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781595348340 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 19300 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Three hundred years ago San Antonio was founded as a strategic outpost of presidios and missions on the edge of northern New Spain, imposing Spanish political and religious principles on this contested, often hostile region. The city's many Catholic missions bear architectural witness to the time of their founding, but few have walked these sites without wondering who once lived there and what they saw, valued, and thought. San Antonio 1718 presents a wealth of art that depicts a rich blending of sometimes conflicted cultures -- explorers, colonialists, and indigenous Native Americans -- and places the city's founding in context. The book is organized into three sections, accompanied by five discussions by internationally recognized scholars with expertise in key aspects of eighteenth-century northern New Spain. The first section, "People and Places," features art depicting the lives of ordinary people. Such art is rare since most painting and sculpture from this period was made in service to the church, the crown, or wealthy families. They provide compelling insight into how those living in the Spanish Colonies viewed gender, social organization, ethnicity, occupation, dress, home and workplace furnishings, and architecture. Since portraiture was the most popular genre of eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century Mexican painting, the second section, "Cycle of Life," includes a selection of individual and family portraits representing people during different stages of life. The third and largest section is devoted to the church. Throughout the colonial period, Catholic evangelization of New Spain went hand in hand with military, economic, and political expansion. All the major religious orders--the Franciscans, the Dominicans, the Jesuits, and the Augustinians--played significant roles in proselytizing indigenous populations of northern New Spain, establishing monasteries and convents to support these efforts. In San Antonio 1718, more than 100 portraits, landscapes, religious paintings, and devotional and secular objects reveal the visual culture that reflected and supported this region's evolving world view, signaling how New Spain saw itself, its vast colonial and religious ambitions, in an age prior to the emergence of an independent Mexico and, subsequently, the state of Texas.
Автор: Hernandez-Ehrisman Laura Название: Inventing the Fiesta City: Heritage and Carnival in San Antonio ISBN: 0826343112 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780826343116 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 21240 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Fiesta San Antonio began in 1891 and through the twentieth century expanded from a single parade to over two hundred events spanning a ten-day period. Laura Hernandez-Ehrisman examines Fiesta's development as part of San Antonio's culture of power relations between men and women, Anglos and Mexicanos.In some ways Fiesta resembles hundreds of urban celebrations across the country, but San Antonio offers a unique fusion of Southern, Western, and Mexican cultures that articulates a distinct community identity. From its beginning as a celebration of a new social order in San Antonio controlled by a German and Anglo elite to the citywide spectacle of today, Hernandez-Ehrisman traces the connections between Fiesta and the construction of the city's tourist industry and social change in San Antonio.Published in cooperation with the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University.
Автор: Perini Robin Название: San Antonio Secret ISBN: 0373756542 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780373756544 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 2970 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Stockwell Jamie, Bertling Terry Scott Название: San Antonio: More Than 150 Years of Life in the Alamo City ISBN: 1595347550 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781595347558 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 24270 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: On Sept. 27, 1865, the San Antonio Express-News made its debut. And from the beginning, there was plenty to write about. The Civil War had just concluded, and it was only twenty-nine years after the fall of the Alamo. The Chisholm Trail, the high road of the Cattle Kingdom, began in San Antonio, which was the largest and among the most diverse cities in Texas. Spanish, German, and English were commonly spoken. The politics were lively and sometimes divisive, as the city was full of Unionist sympathizers in a state that was an anchor of the Confederacy. Today, 150 years later, San Antonio is America's fastest-growing big city and still making history. San Antonio is a richly illustrated compilation of more than 150 years of coverage on the history and culture of the city, as told in the pages of the San Antonio Express-News. From local politics to news stories on the military, energy, water use, the border and immigration that reverberate nationally and internationally, to the recent naming of San Antonio's five Spanish missions as a World Heritage site, the city has always been a place where the American identity is forged. This book tracks the city's past from 1865 until 2015 and is full of evocative pictures and compelling accounts culled from the Express-News archives. The collection celebrates companies that shaped the city, such as Frost Bank, which began extending credit in 1867; the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, founders in 1869 of what is now the Christus Santa Rosa Health System and subsequently their namesake university; and H-E-B grocery. This is not a standard civic history or a straightforward march through the decades. Loosely organized by theme, the stories in the collection are often quite often surprising, just like San Antonio itself. As anyone who has spent time in the city knows, this is a place with a soul.
Автор: Varhola Michael J. Название: Ghosthunting San Antonio, Austin, and Texas Hill Country ISBN: 1578605474 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781578605477 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 10900 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Settled by Spanish explorers more than three centuries ago, San Antonio has a rich haunted history. Ghosthunting San Antonio, Austin, and Texas Hill Country by local author Michael Varhola covers 30 haunted locations in or around the cities of San Antonio and Austin and throughout the region known as Texas Hill Country. Each site combines history, haunted lore and phenomena, and practical visitation information. The book is organized into four geographical sections, "City of San Antonio," "Greater San Antonio," "Austin," and "Texas Hill Country." This hands-on guide also includes an introduction to the subject of ghosthunting in the Lone Star State and all the information readers need to visit the places described within it including descriptions of nearly 100 other haunted places. Sites covered include bridges, churches, colleges and universities, cemeteries and graveyards, government buildings, historic sites, hotels, museums, parks, restaurants and bars, and much more. They include the Crockett Hotel, built on the spot where David Crockett and the final defenders of the Alamo are believed to have been slain; the Ghost Tracks, where spectral children are known to move people's stopped cars and the Devil's Backbone, the haunted highway that wends through the hills north of San Antonio.
Автор: Swift Jody Название: San Antonio Travel Guide (Quick Trips Series): Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun ISBN: 153493104X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781534931046 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 7820 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Enjoy your trip to the United States with the San Antonio Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun. The Quick Trips to the United States Series provides key information about the best sights and experiences if you have just a few days to spend in the exciting destination of San Antonio. So don't waste time We give you sharp facts and opinions that are accessible to you quickly when in San Antonio. Like the best and most famous sightseeing attractions & fun activities (including San Antonio River Walk, Menger Hotel, Spanish Governor's Palace, The Alamo, San Antonio Zoo, Hemisphere Park, Mercado (Authentic Mexican Market), Children's Museum, Witte Museum, Museum of Art, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Tussaud's Wax Museum & Ripley's Venues, Buckhorn Saloon & the Texas Ranger Museum, Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, National Museum of the Pacific War), where to experience the local culture, great local restaurant choices and accommodation for the budget-minded. Where to shop until you drop, party the night away and then relax and recover Also included is information about the typical weather conditions in San Antonio, Entry Requirements, Health Insurance, Travelling with Pets, Airports & Airlines in the United States, Currency, Banking & ATMs, Credit Cards, Reclaiming VAT, Tipping Policy, Mobile Phones, Dialling Code, Emergency numbers, Public Holidays in the United States, Time Zone, Daylight Savings Time, School Holidays, Trading Hours, Driving Laws, Smoking Laws, Drinking Laws, Electricity, Tourist Information (TI), Food & Drink Trends, and a list of useful travel websites. The San Antonio Travel Guide: Sights, Culture, Food, Shopping & Fun - don't visit the United States without it Available in print and in ebook formats.
Автор: , Guerra Claudia Название: 300 Years of San Antonio & Bexar County ISBN: 1595348492 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781595348494 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 19750 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: 300 Years of San Antonio & Bexar County captures the iconic stories, moments, people, and places that define one of the oldest communities in the United States. A collection of diverse authors joined forces to produce this richly illustrated and complexly woven thematic telling of the city's history. From its earliest legacy as home to many indigenous peoples to its municipal founding by the Canary Islanders, a convergence of people from across the globe have settled, sacrificed, and successfully shaped the culture of San Antonio. The result is a 21st-century community that strives to balance diverse heritage with a vibrant economy thanks to stories from the past that provide lessons for the future.
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