State Local

Download Alamo And Texan Independence War 1835-1836 by Philip Haythornthwaite, Paul Hannon PDF

By Philip Haythornthwaite, Paul Hannon

In 1823 Texas was once opened to American cost; over the subsequent 12 years hundreds of thousands took benefit of the chance. in this time the corrupt Santa Anna rose to energy. a unethical and ruthless baby-kisser, thief, compulsive gambler, opium addict and liar, he nevetheless received a degree of renowned aid and set approximately destroying federalism. clash with the yank settlers ('Texians') grew to become inevitable, a clash which integrated the mythical conflict of the Alamo. Philip Haythornwaite covers the tale of the warfare of Texan Independence in a quantity sponsored via a wealth of illustrations and images, together with 8 complete web page color plates by means of Paul Hannon

Show description

Read Online or Download Alamo And Texan Independence War 1835-1836 PDF

Best state & local books

King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

King Cotton in glossy the USA locations the as soon as kingly crop in old point of view, displaying how "cotton tradition" used to be really a part of the bigger tradition of the us regardless of many concerning its cultivation and resources as hopelessly backward. Leaders within the undefined, performing during the nationwide Cotton Council, prepared a number of the and sometimes conflicting segments to make the commodity a practicable a part of the better American economic system.

A Society to Match the Scenery: Personal Visions of the Future of the American West

The results of notable meetings held via the heart of the yank West on the collage of Colorado, A Society to compare the surroundings is a various number of essays at the way forward for the yank West from a few of the region’s such a lot proficient writers, activists, politicians, attorneys, poets, reporters, environmentalists, and historians.

The Johnstown Flood

On the finish of the final century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was once a booming coal-and-steel city choked with hardworking households striving for a bit of the nation's burgeoning commercial prosperity. within the mountains above Johnstown, an previous earth dam were rapidly rebuilt to create a lake for an unique summer season lodge patronized by means of the tycoons of that very same commercial prosperity, between them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

Frontier Crossroads: Fort Davis and the West

The belief of the West conjures interesting photos of tenacious women and men, large expanses of unclaimed territory, and emotions of either event and lonesome isolation. situated astride communique traces linking San Antonio, El Paso, Presidio, and Chihuahua urban, the USA Army’s put up at fortress Davis commanded a strategic place at an army, cultural, and financial crossroads of nineteenth-century Texas.

Additional info for Alamo And Texan Independence War 1835-1836

Example text

DAVIS Epigraphs We can no longer say there is nothing new under the sun. For this whole history of man is new. The great extent of our republic is new. THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1801 What is the American, this new man? He is an American, who leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. He becomes an American by being received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater. MICHEL-GUILLAUME-JEAN DE CRÈVECOEUR (J.

David moved on with his new friend for a few days, and then set off for Tennessee once more, no longer fearful of his father's wrath after experiencing the deceit and violence of the larger world. As if to soften his disillusionment with humankind, several wagoneers who heard his story took up a collection among themselves and gave him three dollars for the journey. By then it cannot have escaped David Crockett's notice that something in him could win the affection and the trust of others. The money (and his legs) got him just over halfway home, across the Roanoke, before it gave out.

The men those ashes once had been became truly a part of the soil they had died for. Still, more remained than the small casket could hold, and so only ashes from the two smaller piles went into the box. On the inside of its lid the carpenter carved three names—“Travis”—“Bowie”—“Crockett”—three to stand for them all, and now to rest forever together in this casket, united in eternity as they had been united in their deaths. And yet it is all illusion: On the one hand fiction become fact, and on the other misconception turned into history.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 11 votes