Author: Mary L. Scheer

Works Published by UNT Press

Eavesdropping on Texas History

Published: February, 2017  Pages: 352  Features: 26 b&w illus. Notes. Bib. Index.

Mary L. Scheer has assembled fifteen contributors to explore special moments in Texas history. The contributors assembled for this anthology represent many of the “all stars” among Texas historians: two State Historians of Texas, two past presidents of TSHA, four current or past presidents of ETHA, two past presidents of WTHA, nine fellows of historical associations, two Fulbright Scholars, and seven award-winning authors. Each is an expert in his or her field and provided in some fashion an answer to the question: At what moment in Texas history would you have liked to have been a “fly on the wall” and why? The choice of a moment and the answers were both personal and individual, ranging from familiar topics to less well-known subjects. more... about Eavesdropping on Texas History

Texan Identities: Moving beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History

Published: September, 2016  Pages: 320  Features: 15 b&w photos. Notes. Bib. Index.

Texan Identities rests on the assumption that Texas has distinctive identities that define “what it means to be Texan,” and that these identities flow from myth and memory. What constitutes a Texas identity and how may such change over time? What myths, memories, and fallacies contribute to making a Texas identity? Are all the myths and memories that define Texas identity true or are some of them fallacious? Is there more than one Texas identity? more... about Texan Identities: Moving beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History

Women and the Texas Revolution

Published: September, 2014  Pages: 256  Features: 15 b&w photos. Notes. Bib. Index.

Historically, wars and revolutions have offered politically and socially disadvantaged people the opportunity to contribute to the nation (or cause) in exchange for future expanded rights. Although shorter than most conflicts, the Texas Revolution nonetheless profoundly affected not only the leaders and armies, but the survivors, especially women, who endured those tumultuous events and whose lives were altered by the accompanying political, social, and economic changes. more... about Women and the Texas Revolution

  • Winner of the Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women, Texas State Historical Association, 2012