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Baker, T. Lindsay

Works: 63 works in 160 publications in 2 languages and 13,690 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Guidebooks  Local history  Biography  Sources  Pictorial works  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Contributor
Classifications: E444, 917.640463
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Most widely held works about T. Lindsay Baker
Most widely held works by T. Lindsay Baker
The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I never talk to nobody 'bout this' was the response of one aged African American when asked by a Works Project Administration field worker to share memories of his life in slavery and after emancipation. He and other ex-slaves were uncomfortable with the memories of a time when black and white lives were interwoven through human bondage." "Yet the WPA field workers overcame the old people's reticence, and American West scholars T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker have collected all the known WPA Oklahoma "slave narratives" in this volume for the first time - including fourteen never published before. Their careful editorial notes detail what is known about the interviewers and the process of preparing the narratives." "The interviews were made in the late 1930s in Oklahoma. Although many African Americans had relocated there after emancipation in 1865, some interviewees had been slaves of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, or Creeks in the Indian Territory. Their narratives constitute important primary sources on the foodways, agricultural practices, and home life of Oklahoma Indians." "This definitive, indexed edition will be an important resource for Oklahoma and Southwest historians as well as those interested in the history of African Americans, slavery, and Oklahoma's Five Tribes. For those studying the generation of African American men and women who over a century ago initiated black life in Oklahoma, the slave narratives are a major source of collective memory."--Jacket
The first Polish Americans : Silesian settlements in Texas by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the ethnic Polish immigrants who left Upper Silesia, then part of Prussia, and settled in Texas in the 1850s. They formed the first organized Polish American communities in America
Ghost towns of Texas by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes 88 Texas ghost towns with historic background and recent photographs
Till freedom cried out : memories of Texas slave life by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 32 reminiscences presented here provide insight into the lives of the enslaved, including recollections of being sold away from parents, suffering harsh punishment by overseers, and living in misery
Adobe Walls : the history and archeology of the 1874 trading post by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American windmills : an album of historic photographs by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: Boasting nearly two hundred striking images, this book is the first devoted to photographs illustrating historic wind machines throughout North America. Lindsay Baker, an expert historian on windmills, has written about wind-power history for twenty-five years. His album contains historic images captured by professional windmiller B.H. "Tex" Burdick and from corporate archives of windmill manufacturers. It depicts windmills in a wide range of settings and uses-not only on ranches and farms but also alongside railroads, in industry, and even in urban areas. The photos chosen for this book illustrate windmill manufacture, distribution, and use in all regions of the United States, with an emphasis on the Great Plains. They take us into the factories to show how commercial windmills were mass-produced and marketed-and also into rural America to show how inventive individuals designed their own homemade wind machines. An introduction by photography historian John Carter provides an overview of the importance of windmills in rural life and Americans' compulsion for photographing them
Lighthouses of Texas by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives the history of lighthouses in the state of Texas as well as the life and work of the keepers and their families
Building the Lone Star : an illustrated guide to historic sites by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers 103 historic engineering sites
Gangster tour of Texas by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly, the Newton Boys, the Santa Claus Bank Robbers ... During the era of gangsters and organized crime, Texas hosted its fair share of guns and gambling, moonshine and morphine, ransom and robbery. The state's crime wave hit such a level that in 1927 the Texas Bankers Association offered a reward of $5,000 for a dead bank robber; no reward was given for one captured alive
More ghost towns of Texas by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is something romantic yet harshly concrete about an abandoned town. Dreams, conflicts, and losses still haunt what remains, so it's no wonder we call these locales "ghost town." A companion volume to his Ghost Towns of Texas, T. Lindsay Baker's More Ghost Towns of Texas provides readers with comprehensive descriptions, histories, maps, and detailed directions to the most interesting ghost towns in Texas not already covered in the first volume
Water for the Southwest; historical survey and guide to historic sites( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Polish Texans by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the early Polish settlers in Texas
Blades in the sky : windmilling through the eyes of B.H. "Tex" Burdick by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All travelers are familiar with the silhouette profile of a slowly turning windmill in a rural landscape at sunset. How many have ever considered the complexities and difficulties of installing the windmill? How many have understood the windmill as a symbol of the nation's underground? Blades in the Sky provides a fascinating insight into one aspect of the process of the development of water resources
Confederate guerrilla : the Civil War memoir of Joseph M. Bailey by Joseph M Bailey( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins -- Becoming a soldier : Wilson's Creek and Pea Ridge -- Fighting in Mississippi -- Siege of Port Hudson and escape -- Life as a guerrilla in Arkansas -- Collapse of the Confederacy
The birth of a Texas ghost town : Thurber, 1886-1933 by Mary Jane Gentry( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited and with an introduction by T. Lindsay Baker; foreword by Larry Gatlin
The Texas Red River country : the official surveys of the headwaters, 1876( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May, 1876, a party of army engineers, teamsters, and a civilian draftsman with a military escort departed from Fort Elliott in the Texas Panhandle to conduct a topographic and scientific survey and to explore the headwaters of the Red River. Their reports of the land, water resources, insects, plants, birds, and geology of the central Panhandle were printed in the government document the next year but were little known for a hundred years. First Lieutenant Ernest Howard Ruffner was responsible for the expedition--both its conception and its execution. Ruffner began his work at Fort Elliott and, accompanied by a large military escort and civilian scouts, conducted a stadia line survey from there to the canyon now known as the Palo Duro, then on to the main head of the river at Tierra Blanca and Palo Duro Creeks. Seventeen detailed maps recorded the party's route and the country through which it passed. Among the surveying party was a civilian draftsman of German origin, Adolph Hunnius, who kept a diary detailing the daily activities of the expedition. In 1985 T. Lindsay Baker edited the diary and the manuscript of the official report from the National Archives and published them for a limited readership as a special issue of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review. Baker wrote: "The official and the Hunnius diary are remarkable documents not only for the history of the Texas Panhandle but also for the history of scientific investigations in the American West." Not included in the 1985 publication was the survey party's ornithological report, written by Charles A.H. McCauley, which Baker subsequently found and published in 1988 as an article in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, including ornithological annotation by Kenneth D. Seyffert, former president of the Texas Audubon Society. The two parts of the report never before appeared under cover together. Now they do, in this revised edition with a new introduction, which focuses on the reports as environmental history. Dan L. Flores's knowledgeable foreword to the work further strengthens the environmental history contribution -- Book jacket
North American windmill manufacturers' trade literature : a descriptive guide by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early history of Panna Maria, Texas by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces of forgotten places : an artist's thirty-year exploration and celebration of Texas, as it was by Don Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over seventy drawings of old buildings in Texas, from farmhouses to industrial plants, and from shanties to mansions, with accompanying text describing the areas in which the buildings were found
Portrait of Route 66 : images from the Curt Teich Postcard Archives by T. Lindsay Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time Route 66 received its official numerical designation in 1926, picture postcards had become popular travel souvenirs. At the time, these postcards with colorful images served as advertisements for roadside businesses.While cherished by collectors, these postcard depictions do not always reflect reality. They often present instead a view enhanced for promotional purposes. Portrait of Route 66 lets us see for the first time the actual photographs from which the postcards were made, and in describing how the production process worked, introduces us to an extraordinary archival collection, adding new history to this iconic road.The Curt Teich Postcard Archives, held at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, Illinois, contains one of the nation’s largest collections of Route 66 images, including thousands of job files for postcards produced by Curt Teich and Company of Chicago. T. Lindsay Baker combed these files to choose the best examples of postcards and their accompanying photographs not only to reflect well-known sites along the route but also to demonstrate the relationships between photographs and their resulting postcards.The photographs show the reality of the locations that customers sometimes wanted "improved" for aesthetic purposes in creating the postcards. Such alterations included removing utility poles or automobile traffic and rendering overcast skies partly cloudy
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The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives
Alternative Names
Baker, T. L. 1947-

Baker, Thomas L. 1947-

Baker, Thomas Lindsay.

Baker, Thomas Lindsay 1947-

Lindsay Baker, T. 1947-

Lindsay Baker, Thomas 1947-

English (100)

Polish (5)

The first Polish Americans : Silesian settlements in TexasGhost towns of TexasTill freedom cried out : memories of Texas slave lifeAdobe Walls : the history and archeology of the 1874 trading postAmerican windmills : an album of historic photographsLighthouses of TexasBuilding the Lone Star : an illustrated guide to historic sitesGangster tour of Texas