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Lone Star Rising : The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic - William C. Davis

Lone Star Rising

The Revolutionary Birth of the Texas Republic

Paperback Published: 23rd May 2006
ISBN: 9781585445325
Number Of Pages: 376

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In the whirlwind of revolutions in the Americas, the Texas Revolution stands at the confluence of northern and southern traditions. On the battlefield and in the political aftermath, settlers from the United States struggled with those who brought revolutionary ideas from Latin America and arms from Mexico. In the midst of the conflict stood the Tejanos who had made Texas home for generations.

This masterpiece of narrative and analysis, first published in hardback in 2004, brings the latest scholarship to bear on the oldest questions. Well-known characters such as Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and General Santa Anna—and the cultures they represented—are etched in sharp and very human relief as they carve out the republic whose Lone Star rose in 1836 and changed the course of a continent.



Chronologyp. ix
Introduction: An Immigrant Landp. 1
"Cast in a Contentious Crowd"p. 5
Bad Causes and Bad Menp. 28
"The Labyrinth of Trouble and Vexation"p. 54
"What Will Become of Texas?"p. 77
"Confusion Doubly Confounded"p. 102
"We Shall Give Them Hell If They Come Here"p. 124
"Smoke Forced into a Bee Hive"p. 146
Dark Schemesp. 174
"Victory or Death"p. 197
Atmosphere Devilish Darkp. 225
"Do You Feel Like Fighting?"p. 249
"The Utmost Confusion and Rebellion"p. 275
Epilogue: "Our Course Is Onward"p. 301
Endnotesp. 311
Bibliographyp. 335
Acknowledgmentsp. 341
Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9781585445325
ISBN-10: 1585445320
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 23rd May 2006
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Type: New edition