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The Resource The conquest of Texas : ethnic cleansing in the promised land, 1820-1875, Gary Clayton Anderson

The conquest of Texas : ethnic cleansing in the promised land, 1820-1875, Gary Clayton Anderson

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The conquest of Texas : ethnic cleansing in the promised land, 1820-1875
Title
The conquest of Texas
Title remainder
ethnic cleansing in the promised land, 1820-1875
Statement of responsibility
Gary Clayton Anderson
Title variation
Ethnic cleansing in the promised land, 1820-1875
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Any Texan will tell you: they are quick to act in defense of their honor. But what most Texans won't tell you-what they may not realize-is that Texas's early years do little to uphold that honor. In fact, they can best be described today as a time of ethnic cleansing
  • The Conquest of Texas is not your grandfather's tale of how a courageous few made a righteous conquest of a wild land. Rather, this story explores race relations during the Mexican Republic, the Republic of Texas, and early statehood. Portraying nineteenth-century Texas as a cauldron of racist violence, Gary Clayton Anderson exposes the ethnic warfare that dominated that frontier
  • This is the story of the struggle between Anglos and Indians for land-and Anderson places responsibility for most of the violence squarely on the Anglos. He tells how Scotch-Irish settlers clashed with Wichitas, Caddos, and other farming tribes and then challenged the Comanches and Kiowas for their hunting grounds. Next, the decade-long conflict with Mexico merged with war against Indians. For fifty years Texas remained in a virtual state of war-the longest continuous struggle of its kind in American history
  • At the very heart of Texas mythology are the Texas Rangers. Until now most histories have justified their actions and vilified their opponents. But Anderson tells how the Texas government encouraged the rangers to annihilate Indian villages, including women and children, spreading terror so that the survivors and neighboring Native groups would want to leave. The policy succeeded: by the 1870s, Indians had been driven from central and western Texas
  • Anderson offers a new paradigm for understanding the violence dominating Texas history. By confronting head-on the romanticized version of Texas history that made heroes of Houston, Lamar, and Baylor, this account helps us understand that the history of the Lone Star state is darker and more complex than the mythmakers allowed
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DLC
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1948-
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Anderson, Gary Clayton
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F395.A1
LC item number
A53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Texas Rangers
  • Texas
  • Racism
  • Violence
  • Forced migration
  • Mexicans
  • Indians of North America
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • Texas
Label
The conquest of Texas : ethnic cleansing in the promised land, 1820-1875, Gary Clayton Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [459]-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 33.
  • 3.
  • Mexican Politics and the Struggle to Settle Early Texas
  • p. 43.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Muddle of Early Mexican Federalism
  • p. 59.
  • 5.
  • Centralists and the Struggle for Texas Land
  • Introduction: Demythologizing Texas
  • p. 70.
  • 6.
  • The
  • Americanization of Texas
  • p. 81.
  • 7.
  • The
  • Texas Creed and the Clouds of War
  • p. 97.
  • 8.
  • p. 3.
  • Revolution and the "Rumor" of Indian War
  • p. 108.
  • 9.
  • Indian Intransigence
  • p. 127.
  • 10.
  • Sam Houston, the Legislature, and a Failed Indian Policy
  • p. 153.
  • 11.
  • Lamar, His Generals, and Ethnic Cleansing
  • 1.
  • p. 172.
  • 12.
  • The
  • Indians' Last Stand in Central Texas
  • p. 185.
  • 13.
  • The
  • Failure of Well-Intended Efforts
  • p. 195.
  • 14.
  • At the Dawn of the American Invasion
  • The
  • Boundary Line Fiasco
  • p. 212.
  • 15.
  • Lines, Politics, Depredations, and the U.S. Army
  • p. 226.
  • 16.
  • General Persifor Smith and the Salvation of Texas
  • p. 246.
  • 17.
  • p. 18.
  • Reservations or Concentration Camps?
  • p. 259.
  • 18.
  • The
  • Plan
  • p. 285.
  • 19.
  • Anarchy and "Total War"
  • p. 302.
  • 20.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Final Exodus
  • p. 318.
  • 21.
  • Indians and the Civil War
  • p. 327.
  • 22.
  • The
  • Final Ethnic Cleansing of Texas
  • p. 345
  • The
  • Texas Creed in a Tejano and Indian Land
Control code
57751670
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 494 pages
Isbn
9780806136981
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005041772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The conquest of Texas : ethnic cleansing in the promised land, 1820-1875, Gary Clayton Anderson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [459]-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 33.
  • 3.
  • Mexican Politics and the Struggle to Settle Early Texas
  • p. 43.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Muddle of Early Mexican Federalism
  • p. 59.
  • 5.
  • Centralists and the Struggle for Texas Land
  • Introduction: Demythologizing Texas
  • p. 70.
  • 6.
  • The
  • Americanization of Texas
  • p. 81.
  • 7.
  • The
  • Texas Creed and the Clouds of War
  • p. 97.
  • 8.
  • p. 3.
  • Revolution and the "Rumor" of Indian War
  • p. 108.
  • 9.
  • Indian Intransigence
  • p. 127.
  • 10.
  • Sam Houston, the Legislature, and a Failed Indian Policy
  • p. 153.
  • 11.
  • Lamar, His Generals, and Ethnic Cleansing
  • 1.
  • p. 172.
  • 12.
  • The
  • Indians' Last Stand in Central Texas
  • p. 185.
  • 13.
  • The
  • Failure of Well-Intended Efforts
  • p. 195.
  • 14.
  • At the Dawn of the American Invasion
  • The
  • Boundary Line Fiasco
  • p. 212.
  • 15.
  • Lines, Politics, Depredations, and the U.S. Army
  • p. 226.
  • 16.
  • General Persifor Smith and the Salvation of Texas
  • p. 246.
  • 17.
  • p. 18.
  • Reservations or Concentration Camps?
  • p. 259.
  • 18.
  • The
  • Plan
  • p. 285.
  • 19.
  • Anarchy and "Total War"
  • p. 302.
  • 20.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Final Exodus
  • p. 318.
  • 21.
  • Indians and the Civil War
  • p. 327.
  • 22.
  • The
  • Final Ethnic Cleansing of Texas
  • p. 345
  • The
  • Texas Creed in a Tejano and Indian Land
Control code
57751670
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 494 pages
Isbn
9780806136981
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005041772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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