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Unsettled Land: From Revolution to Republic, the Struggle for Texas

Unsettled Land: From Revolution to Republic, the Struggle for Texas

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A bold new history of the origins and aftermath of the Texas Revolution, revealing how Indians, Mexicans, and Americans battled for survival in one of the continent's most diverse regions

The Texas Revolution has long been cast as an epic episode in the origins of the American West. As the story goes, larger-than-life figures like Sam Houston, David Crockett, and William Barret Travis fought to free Texas from repressive Mexican rule. In Unsettled Land, historian Sam Haynes reveals the reality beneath this powerful creation myth. He shows how the lives of ordinary people--white Americans, Mexicans, Native Americans, and those of African descent--were upended by extraordinary events over twenty-five years. After the battle of San Jacinto, racial lines snapped taut as a new nation, the Lone Star republic, sought to expel Indians, marginalize Mexicans, and tighten its grip on the enslaved.

This is a revelatory and essential new narrative of a major turning point in the history of North America.

Author: Sam W. Haynes
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 05/03/2022
Pages: 464
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.00w x 1.60d
ISBN: 9781541645417

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2022
Publishers Weekly 05/02/2022
Booklist 05/01/2022 pg. 16
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