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ROBERT MABERRY JR., assistant professor of history at McMurry University, wrote this book as guest curator for the exhibition, Texas Flags: 1836-1945, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has also served as the director of the Historical Flags of Texas Project, a conservation effort sponsored by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. He now resides in Abilene, Texas.


A companion to the current exhibition at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, Texas Flags: 1836-1945, Texas Flags is a lushly illustrated record of the banners that have united and galvanized the citizens of the Lone Star State. From the Virgin of Guadalupe banner of the Mexican independence leader Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla to the Lone Star flags of the Republic years and the battle flags of Confederate units, the book documents the unusually rich history of the Texas pennants. The text by curator Robert Mayberry Jr., director of the Historical Flags of Texas Project, offers an engrossing overview of the state's history. (Mar. 2) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

"... a lushly illustrated record of the banners that have united and galvanized the citizens of the Lone Star State." - Publishers Weekly "... exemplifies both the achievements and the limitations of this new field of research. His book... superbly documents the unique role that the Lone Star State has played in American flag culture, from the Texas Republic's adoption of its now-famous banner in the late 1830s through the period of the Confederacy and the Lost Cause." - Journal of Southern History"

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