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Bob Feldman : Texas Oil Industry Emerges; O. Henry Publishes, 1890-1920

William Sydney Porter (later to be known as O. Henry) in Austin, circa 1880’s. Image from Austin History Center, Austin Public Library / Wikimedia Commons.The hidden history of Texas Part IX: 1890-1920/4 — Oil business emerges; O. Henry publishes By … Continue reading

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Jim Turpin : Is the United States a ‘Banana Republic’?

Image from polisci.wisc.edu.Lookout, O. Henry!How did the United Statesbecome a ‘banana republic’? By Jim Turpin / The Rag Blog / February 1, 2011 ba•nan•a re•pub•lic (noun) A small country that is economically dependent on a single export commodity or on … Continue reading

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