What drives the economy of Texas? How has the economy changed throughout history? Through engaging text, supportive maps, and vivid photographs, this book answers these questions and more. The text examines the major industries of Texas and how they have developed, from native agriculture to the system of farming and production that exists today. Readers will learn about major natural resources and economic eras, such as the lumber bonanza and the oil boom. Readers will gain an understanding of how major industries shaped the cities, government, and people of Texas, and how the impacts are still deeply felt today.
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