Provides personality profiles, historical essays, and first-person reminiscences of the history of the University of Texas. Topics include recurring attacks on the school by politicians and regents, the institution's history of segregation and struggles to become a diverse university, the sixties' protest movements, and the Tower sniper shooting.In September 1965 (this is an essay that can begin no other way) I sailed into New York harbor aboard an Italian ship, once a troopship, now crammed with young folk from ... I came, immediately, from England; at the age of 25, I was heading for Austin, where the University of Texas was to support me to the tune of $2, 100 a year for teaching freshman English while I studied in the graduate program.
|Title||:||The Texas Book|
|Author||:||Richard A. Holland|
|Publisher||:||University of Texas Press - 2006-11-01|