Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett’s Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution New Narratives in American History

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Oxford University Press #ad - In each of four chapters focusing on specific documentary "finds, " Crisp uncovers the clues that led to these archival discoveries. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution--truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness, " as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries.

Beginning with a very personal prologue recalling both the pride and the prejudices that he encountered in the Texas of his youth, Crisp traces his path to the discovery of documents distorted, censored, and ignored--documents which reveal long-silenced voices from the Texan past. Along the way, the cast of characters expands to include: a prominent historian who tried to walk away from his first book; an unlikely teenaged "speechwriter" for General Sam Houston; three eyewitnesses to the death of Davy Crockett at the Alamo; a desperate inmate of Mexico City's Inquisition Prison, whose scribbled memoir of the war in Texas is now listed in the Guiness Book of World Records; and the stealthy slasher of the most famous historical painting in Texas.

Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution New Narratives in American History #ad - Here then is an engaging first-person account of historical detective work, illuminating the methods of the serious historian--and the motives of those who prefer glorious myth to unflattering truth. In his afterword, crisp explores the evidence behind the mythic "Yellow Rose of Texas" and examines some of the powerful forces at work in silencing the very voices from the past that we most need to hear today.

In sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E.

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The History of Texas

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Wiley-Blackwell #ad - The History of Texas #ad - The history of texas is fully revised and updated in this fifth edition to reflect the latest scholarship in its coverage of Texas history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Fully revised to reflect the most recent scholarly findings Offers extensive coverage of twentieth-century Texas history Includes an overview of Texas history up to the Election of 2012 Provides online resources for students and instructors, presentation slides, including a test bank, maps, and more.

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Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State

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Oxford University Press #ad - An instructor's resource manual and a set of approximately 400 PowerPoint slides to accompany Gone to Texas, Third Edition, are now available to adopters. Focusing on the state's successive waves of immigrants, the book offers an inclusive view of the vast array of Texans who, often in conflict with each other and always in a struggle with the land, created a history and an idea of Texas.

Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State #ad - . Gone to texas: a history of the lone star state engagingly tells the story of the Lone Star State, from the arrival of humans in the Panhandle more than 10, 000 years ago to the opening of the twenty-first century. Please contact your local Oxford University Press representative for details.

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Nameless Towns: Texas Sawmill Communities, 1880-1942

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University of Texas Press #ad - Fehrenbach award, texas Historical CommissionSawmill communities were once the thriving centers of East Texas life. H. Many sprang up almost overnight in a pine forest clearing, and many disappeared just as quickly after the company "cut out" its last trees. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, unpainted houses, and schools, churches, company store, with their central mill, and community centers.

They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. But during their heyday, these company towns made Texas the nation's third-largest lumber producer and created a colorful way of life that lingers in the memories of the remaining former residents and their children and grandchildren.

Nameless Towns: Texas Sawmill Communities, 1880-1942 #ad - Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. Winner, T. And they characterize the lives of the people, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, from the hard, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions.

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

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Constable #ad - The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the 'White Squaw' who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860 S. C. White settlers arriving in texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands.

Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. In the tradition of "bury my heart at wounded knee", a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all, "Empire of the Summer Moon" spans two astonishing stories.

They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend.

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History #ad - Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. The second is the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Gwynne's account of these events is meticulously researched, and, above all, intellectually provocative, thrillingly told.

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Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Isbn13: 9780393314816. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Constable Robinson. Above all, hold their families together, resist economic and sexual oppression, this groundbreaking study shows us how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South―their heroic struggle to gain their rights, and maintain their sense of womanhood against all odds.

Winner of the letitia woods Brown Memorial Book Prize awarded by the Association of Black Women Historians. One of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Anne firor scott, duke universityliving with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society.

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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

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Scribner #ad - So effective were the comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. S. Tracking provided on most orders. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, above all, intellectually provocative, and, thrillingly told.

C. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the “White Squaw” who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860 Against this backdrop gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836.

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History #ad - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. Gwynne’s empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. Condition: New. The war with the comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation.

Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. Finalist for the pulitzer prize in the tradition of bury my heart at Wounded Knee, centering on Quanah, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.

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Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans

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Da Capo Press #ad - Constable Robinson. An insider's history of texas that examines the people, from prehistory to the modern day Here is an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, politics, and events which have shaped the Lone Star State, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days.

Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday of the cotton and cattle empires. Isbn13: 9780393314816. He dramatically describes the emergence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War, and the state's readmission to the Union after the War.

Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans #ad - Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. But texas would remain unmistakably texas, because Texans "have been made different by the crucible of history; they think and act in different ways, according to the history that shaped their hearts and minds. Scribner Book Company. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. In the twentieth century oil would emerge as an important economic resource and social change would come. Da capo Press.

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The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America

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Oxford University Press #ad - Into this teeming environment walked a down-and-out carpenter named Robert Matthews, who announced himself as Matthias, prophet of the God of the Jews. Isbn13: 9780393314816. His hypnotic personality drew in a cast of unforgettable characters--the meekly devout businessman Elijah Pierson, who once tried to raise his late wife from the dead; the young attractive Christian couple, Benjamin Folger and his wife Ann who seduced the woman-hating Prophet; and the shrewd ex-slave Isabella Van Wagenen, regarded by some as "the most wicked of the wicked.

None was more colorful than the prophet himself, thundering tyrant who gathered his followers into an absolutist household, eccentric wardrobe, using their money to buy an elaborate, a bearded, and reordering their marital relations. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. By the time the tensions within the kingdom exploded into a clash with the law, Matthias had become a national scandal.

The Kingdom of Matthias: A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-Century America #ad - Scribner Book Company. Da capo Press. Oxford university Press USA. In the hands of johnson and wilentz, the strange tale of matthias opens a fascinating window into the turbulent movements of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening--movements that swept up great numbers of evangelical Americans and gave rise to new sects like the Mormons.

Paul johnson and sean wilentz brilliantly recapture the forgotten story of Matthias the Prophet, imbuing their richly researched account with the dramatic force of a novel.

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Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market

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Harvard University Press #ad - Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780393314816. Constable Robinson. Da capo Press. His pioneering history is in no small measure the story of antebellum slavery. Slave buyers stripped the slaves and questioned their pasts, seeking more honest answers than they could get from the traders. Scribner Book Company.

Used book in Good Condition. Taking us inside the new orleans slave market, 000 men, buyers, and sold, the largest in the nation, where 100, Walter Johnson transforms the statistics of this chilling trade into the human drama of traders, priced, and slaves, and children were packaged, women, negotiating sales that would alter the life of each.

In turn, these examinations provided information that the slaves could utilize, sometimes even shaping a sale to their own advantage. Johnson depicts the subtle interrelation of capitalism, class consciousness, and resistance in the slave market, paternalism, racism, to help us understand the centrality of the “peculiar institution” in the lives of slaves and slaveholders alike.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Soul by soul tells the story of slavery in antebellum America by moving away from the cotton plantations and into the slave market itself, the heart of the domestic slave trade. Traders packaged their slaves by “feeding them up, ” dressing them well, and oiling their bodies, but they ultimately relied on the slaves to play their part as valuable commodities.

Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market #ad - What emerges is not only the brutal economics of trading but the vast and surprising interdependencies among the actors involved. Using recently discovered court records, nineteenth-century narratives of former slaves, and the financial documentation of the trade itself, slaveholders’ letters, Johnson reveals the tenuous shifts of power that occurred in the market’s slave coffles and showrooms.

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The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

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Beacon Press #ad - Oxford university Press USA. In this new and updated edition of his classic The Broken Spears, León-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. Scribner Book Company. For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors.

The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico #ad - Used book in Good Condition. León-portilla's new Postscript reflects upon the critical importance of these unexpected historical accounts. Constable Robinson. Isbn13: 9780393314816. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders. Miguel león-portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples.

Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Beacon Press MA. These texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that preserves the viewpoints of the vanquished instead of the victors. Da capo Press.

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