Sam Houston’s Front Porch with your host, Ed Blackburn
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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.
||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.||9/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Texas Revolution||Renowned expert Jeff Dunn discusses the Texas Revolution and the battles that took place during March and April of 1836.||9/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||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 ri||9/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Honor and Integrity||Sam Houston was a man known for making decisions based upon strong principles.||9/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||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||9/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|