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Texas has enormous natural resources, and it is the reason due to which it is considered to be one of the largest industrial hubs in the US. In the early 20th century, the discovery of the Spindle top geyser provided a great chance for growth in the oil industry. Texas successfully utilized its oil industry to achieve great success and revenues. The oil industry is one of the most valuable industries in Texas because it contributes significantly to the overall economy of the country. The topic selected for the proposed research is the history of Texas related to the oil industry in the late twentieth century. It is difficult to gather first-hand knowledge, and therefore, the research will be based on both primary (interviews) and secondary research. Texas’s history related to its oil boom has great significance and it has deepened the knowledge about the petroleum strokes in Texas. The proposed research would provide a useful account of the history related to the famous oil industry of Texas. Therefore, the research will provide a chance to enhance the knowledge about the history of Texas’s oil boom. The related information regarding the topic will be obtained from different journals including The Journal of American History, Journal of Tourism in Southern & Eastern Europe, etc. The whole data will be compiled to complete the research work on the history of Texas and present useful information in a coherent and meaningful manner. Collecting data is also time-consuming as it could be difficult to get authentic information. Few contradictions could even be faced between interviews and the research material gathered, but it would be addressed and highlighted in the main report.
Texas Oil Industry in the Twentieth Century
Thesis Statement: The 20th century could be seen as the major turnaround in the oil industry of Texas that led to great economic growth in the region and is still continuing to play its role in the current times.
Historiography:
Texas has enormous natural resources, and it is the reason due to which it is considered to be one of the largest industrial hubs in the US. In the early 20th century, the discovery of the Spindle top geyser provided a great chance for growth in the oil industry. During that time, Texas successfully utilized its oil industry to achieve great success and revenues. Such growth attracted many companies to establish oil fields, and the government started generating oil-production tax. It provided a chance for the State to earn huge revenues, and invest in its economical development. It provided many benefits to the infrastructure of the Texas. The literature suggests that Texas is the second most populated state, and the petroleum strokes provided growth to the economy (Isecke, 2012). It can be said that the gaps can be found in the oil industry’s history due to the different methods for oil production implemented in the region.
Upon analyzing the literature on the history of Texas oil industry and oil production process, it can be said that the fall of the oil industry is unanswered. The State was producing oil from rocks, but there is a fall in the oil industry production (Merrill, 2012).
The oil industry is one of the well-established industries in Texas because it has provided maximum chances to grow the economy of the country. Therefore, it will not be incorrect to state that the research is adding the body to the historical work.
The significance of the Texas history related to its oil boom has deepened the knowledge about the petroleum strokes in Texas. We all know about the famous oil industries but what is the history behind it is unclear. Therefore, the research will provide a chance to enhance and improve the knowledge about history of Texas oil boom (Weaver, 2010).
Description of Research:
The history of the oil boom in Texas is the reason for economic growth and dramatic changes in the early 20th century.
The goals for the research are to enhance the knowledge about the Texas oil boom history and oil production industry benefits for the economic growth.
The questions to be asked in an interview will be aimed to enhance the knowledge about the Texas oil production including how the oil industries are producing oil other than utilizing and what factors are leading to the reduction in the oil production. Whereas, there was a Texas oil stroke is the most historic incident. For this, the journal articles are the best available source in the sources (Merrill, 2012).
Evidence and Data:
The data for the proposed research will be collected primary research in the form of interviews of the industry’s experts and secondary research including published journals. The data used in this report is easily accessible on the Internet and various journals that can be easily reviewed. The Journal of American History, Journal of tourism in Southern & Eastern Europe, etc. are some of the journals that would be consulted (Isecke, 2012).
Budget and Time:
The topic is about the history of Texas related to the industry in the late twentieth century so it is difficult to gather first-hand knowledge. Most of the information will be collected through research work and peer review journals. The collection of data would be done from various studies, and the research work was distributed in steps. Institutional grants are not sought because the work for the report can be easily done through published journals and interviews on phone calls. The whole data will be compiled to complete the research work on the history of Texas. A schedule is prepared to complete the research work on time. Assuming a 12 week semester, data collection and research proposal would be completed in weeks 1 and 2, a first draft would be prepared in week 3, followed by the conclusion of interviews in weeks 4 and 5. Primary and secondary research would be compiled and completed in the following weeks, 6 and 7. A second draft would then be prepared in week 8, leaving the final 3 to 4 weeks for the final draft of the research paper and any necessary editing. The schedule represents the amount of work to be completed in making the final report and also explains which work has to be completed by what time.
Challenges:
As the research will not include any work involving visiting the place, but interviews will be taken of a few people, which will consume time as it is difficult to interview people on the phone. Collecting the data is also time consuming as it is difficult to get authentic information. Few contradictions could be expected between the interviews and the research material to be gathered, but it would be addressed in the final report. In addition to it, multiple classes and work are also a hurdle because of which the research report process took a bit more time than expected. Overall the project would be completed with ease and such barriers can be avoided as from this research a lot of knowledge is expected to be achieved.
Reference List
Isecke, H. (2012). Texas in the 20th Century: Building Industry and Community: Building Industry and Community. Huntington Beach: Teacher Created Materials.
Merrill, K. R. (2012). Texas Metropole: Oil, the American West, and U.S. Power in the Postwar Years. Journal of American History, 99 (1), 197-207.
Weaver, B. D. (2010). Oilfield Trash: Life and Labor in the Oil Patch. College Station: Texas A&M University Press.

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