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Sitton, Thad 1941-

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Works: 45 works in 125 publications in 2 languages and 9,469 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Local history  Pictorial works  Biography‡vPictorial works  Illustrated works  Catalogs  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Thad Sitton
 
Most widely held works by Thad Sitton
Ringing the children in : Texas country schools by Thad Sitton( )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glimpse into the country schools of Texas past
Freedom colonies : independent Black Texans in the time of Jim Crow by Thad Sitton( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the decades following the Civil War nearly a quarter of African Americans achieved a remarkable victory - they got their own land
Backwoodsmen : stockmen and hunters along a Big Thicket River Valley by Thad Sitton( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People allowed livestock to run free to forage for themselves in the river bottoms and pine uplands; there were no fences except those around cultivated fields. By long-established custom, everything outside the fenced fields was "open range", a wooded commons in which hogs, cattle, and backwoodsmen were free to roam. And roam they did - not only stockmen, with their "rooter hogs" and "woods cattle," but also tie cutters, grey-moss gatherers, hunters, trappers
Big Thicket people : Larry Jene Fisher's photographs of the last southern frontier by Thad Sitton( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living off the land -- hunting, fishing, and farming, along with a range of specialized crafts that provided barter or cash income -- was a way of life that persisted well into the twentieth century in the Big Thicket of southeast Texas. Beofre this way of life ended with World War II, professional photographer Larry Jene Fisher spent a decade between the 1930's and 1940's photographing Big Thicket people living and working in the old ways. His photographs, the only known collection on this subject, constitute an irreplaceable record of lifeways that first took root in the southeastern woodlands of the colonial United States and eventually spread all across the Southern frontier
Oral history : a guide for teachers (and others) by Thad Sitton( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nameless towns : Texas sawmill communities, 1880-1942 by Thad Sitton( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sawmill communities were once the thriving centers of East Texas life. Many sprang up almost overnight in a pine forest clearing, and many disappeared just as quickly after the company "cut out" its last trees. But during their heyday, these company towns made Texas the nation's third-largest lumber producer and created a colorful way of life that lingers in the memories of the remaining former residents and their children and grandchildren. Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, with their central mill, unpainted houses, company store, and schools, churches, and community centers. And they characterize the lives of the people, from the hard, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions
From can see to can't : Texas cotton farmers on the southern prairies by Thad Sitton( )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a view of Texas farming in the late 1920s. From breaking ground, to planting, cultivating and harvesting, to how the family lives, their houses, food and clothing
Caddo : visions of a Southern cypress lake by Thad Sitton( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a stunning tribute to one of Texas' most enigmatic waterways, a veteran East Texas historian and a professional photographer have together created an homage to a lake like no other-half Texas, half Louisiana, a swampy labyrinth of bald cypress and water plants filled with mystery, legend, and a staggering amount of biological complexity. Classified as a Category 1 Habitat for wildlife by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and encompassing a state wildlife management area as well as a state park, Caddo Lake and adjacent areas have also been designated as a Ramsar Site under the international c
Gray ghosts and red rangers : American hilltop fox chasing by Thad Sitton( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Texas sheriff : lord of the county line by Thad Sitton( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Texas Sheriff takes a fresh, colorful, and insightful look at Texas law enforcement during the decades before 1960
Harder than hardscrabble : oral recollections of the farming life from the edge of the Texas Hill Country( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the U.S. Army claimed 300-plus square miles of hardscrabble land to build Fort Hood in 1942, small communities like Antelope, Pidcoke, Stampede, and Okay scratched out a living by growing cotton and ranching goats on the less fertile edges of the Texas Hill Country. While a few farmers took jobs with construction crews at Fort Hood to remain in the area, almost the entire population--and with it, an entire segment of rural culture--disappeared into the rest of the state. In Harder than Hardscrabble, oral historian Thad Sitton collects the colorful andfrequently touching stories of the pre-Fort Hood residents to give a firsthand view of Texas farming life before World War II. Accessible to the general reader and historian alike, the stories recount in vivid detail the hardships and satisfactions of daily life in the Texas countryside. They describe agricultural practices and livestock handling as well as life beyond work: traveling peddlers, visits to towns, country schools, medical practices, and fox hunting. The anecdotes capture a fast-disappearing rural society--a world very different from today's urban Texas
The Loblolly book : water witching, wild hog hunting, home remedies, grandma's moral tales, and other affairs of plain Texas living( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles from previously published issues of various Texas student journals
The Upshaws of County Line : an American family by Richard S Orton( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guss, Felix, and Jim Upshaw founded the community of County Line in the 1870s in northwest Nacogdoches County, in deep East Texas. As with hundreds of other relatively autonomous black communities created at that time, the Upshaws sought a safe place to raise their children and create a livelihood during Reconstruction and Jim Crow Texas. In the late 1980s photographer Richard Orton visited County Line for the first time and became aware of a world he did not know existed as a white man. He went down the rabbit hole, so to speak, and met some remarkable people there who changed his life. The more than 50 duotone photographs and text convey the contemporary experience of growing up in a "freedom colony." Covering a period of twenty-five years, photographer Richard Orton juxtaposes his images with text from people who grew up in and have remained connected to their birthplace. Thad Sitton's foreword sets the community in historical context and Roy Flukinger points out the beauty of the documentary photographs. This book should appeal to anyone interested in American or Texas history, particularly the history of African Americans in the South in the aftermath of the Civil War. The book should also be of interest to anyone with an appreciation for documentary photography, including students and teachers of photography"--Publisher's website
Texas high sheriffs by Thad Sitton( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rural Texas sheriff was the master of the county courthouse, feudal lord of the county territory, manhunter and keeper of the bloodhounds. The city police stayed in the county seat, the Department of Public Safety troopers patrolled the state highways, but the sheriff or his deputies might be anywhere, anytime, always on call with a 24-hour patrol. The book provides a look at the old ways of law enforcement as practed by the rural sheriffs before 1965. The author tells the story of eleven of the rural Texas sheriffs: Tom Brown, Jess Sweeten, Corbett Akins, Gaston Boykin, T.W. Lane, Frank Brunt, H.F. and Loretta Fenton, B. Rufus Jordan, Truman Maddox, I.R. Hoskins, and Jim Scarborough III
Every sun that rises : Wyatt Moore of Caddo Lake, including "Building the last Caddo bateau" by Wyatt A Moore( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Loblolly book II : moonshining, basket making, hog killing, catfishing, and other affairs of plain Texas living by Thad Sitton( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects articles from journals published by Texas high school students that document local folklore and outmoded country practices
Historia oral : una guía para profesores y otras personas by Thad Sitton( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CONTENIDO: Un modelo para el trabajo de campo en la historia oral - Productos de la historia oral escolar - Forma de permiso legal - hoja se datos de la entrevista de historia oral - La asociación de historia oral (AHO) - Metas y lineamientos: la asociación de historia oral - Cómo empezar una revista del tipo de Foxfire - Criterios para evaluar las entrevistas de historia oral - Estilos de notas a pie de página y de bibliografía para entrevistas orales - Cómo hacer historia oral: un curso y repaso breve
The Loblolly book : omnibus edition( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching Texas history : an all-level resource guide by David C De Boe( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing history home : classroom project ideas for the Texas Sesquicentennial
Bringing history home : classroom project ideas for the Texas Sesquicentennial by Thad Sitton( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication contains 44 suggestions for projects which actively involve elementary and secondary students in an individual quest for a personal heritage within the topical frameworks of community, ethnic, and family history. The projects are intended to awaken students to the realization that history is all around them. The projects utilize the community as a source of learning, assume that the basic motivation for studying the past is essentially personal, emphasize ethnicity, and, for the most part, involve students in out of school research activities. The ideas are general and require the teacher to adjust or adapt them to particular grade levels. Some examples of project suggestions follow. Students research and write their school history. The teacher obtains a set of topographic maps of the county and students begin a process of coding "event cards" to "event numbers" carefully placed in their proper locations on the map. Using a topographic map of the county as a basic reference, students discover the origins of local place names. Students work together as a class to compile a multi-ethnic, multi-generational glossary of community slang. In other activities, students study cemeteries, compile a scrapbook of family history, put together photojournalism essays in county history, and tape old phonograph records. (Author/RM)
 
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Oral history : a guide for teachers (and others)
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Freedom colonies : independent Black Texans in the time of Jim CrowBackwoodsmen : stockmen and hunters along a Big Thicket River ValleyBig Thicket people : Larry Jene Fisher's photographs of the last southern frontierOral history : a guide for teachers (and others)Nameless towns : Texas sawmill communities, 1880-1942From can see to can't : Texas cotton farmers on the southern prairiesGray ghosts and red rangers : American hilltop fox chasingThe Texas sheriff : lord of the county line
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