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Welcome! These podcasts consist of short interviews with top authorities on Sam Houston’s life and times. Use them for classroom discussions, to supplement reading, to assign as homework, or as source material for reports and papers. Your suggestions for additional topics are welcomed.

Sam Houston’s Front Porch with your host, Ed Blackburn Unknown

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Welcome! These podcasts consist of short interviews with top authorities on Sam Houston’s life and times. Use them for classroom discussions, to supplement reading, to assign as homework, or as source material for reports and papers. Your suggestions for additional topics are welcomed.

    Houston Among the Indians

    Houston Among the Indians

    Cherokee Elder Robert "Winter Owl" Vann discusses Native Americans and their relationship with Sam Houston.  Learn about the Indian population in North America in general, and specifically in Texas.  Mr. Vann discusses their population, clothing, diet, kinds of shelters they lived in, and many other interesting facts.

    • 12 min
    Annexation

    Annexation

    Once separated from Mexico, political issues in the United States kept Texas from becoming a state, forcing it to govern itself as an independent republic.  Additionally, many in Texas wanted the new country to expand to the Pacific Ocean and become a rival to the United States.  Sam Houston maneuvered Texas into statehood and went on to serve as one of its first two U.S. senators, and later its governor.

    • 9 min
    The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution

    Renowned expert Jeff Dunn discusses the Texas Revolution and the battles that took place during March and April of 1836.  Where did these battles take place?  How did these battles unfold?  And most importantly, how did they turn out?  Featured paintings are by noted Texas artists Charles Shaw, Lee Jamison, and Lajos Marcos.

    • 14 min
    Democracy vs. Dictatorship

    Democracy vs. Dictatorship

    What are some of the differences between a democracy and a dictatorship?  How did these ideas influence the development of our country?  Of Texas?  Dr. Susannah Ural discusses these forms of government with your host, Ed Blackburn.

    • 13 min
    Honor and Integrity

    Honor and Integrity

    Sam Houston was a man known for making decisions based upon strong principles.  He was severely criticized for being unwilling to compromise those principles, but standing up to peer pressure and doing the right thing served him well in the long run.

    • 11 min

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