Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents 1. Enduring Myths and the Land ESSAYS Mark E. Nackman,The Roots of Texas Exceptionalism Walter L. Buenger and Robert A. Calvert,The Shelf Life of Truth in Texas Benjamin Soskis,The New Texas 2. Contested Empire: The Native Americans of Texas and European Contact DOCUMENTS 1. Cabeza de Vaca Encounters the Indians of Texas, 1535 2. Luis de Moscoso Explores East Texas, 1542 3. A Caddo War Party Returns Home, 1687 4. Spain Reacts to the French Presence in Texas, 1689 5. A Franciscan Reports on Prospects for Converting the Caddo Indians, 1691 ESSAYS John C. Ewers,The Impact of European Diseases on Texas Indians Daniel A. Hickerson,The Caddo Confederacy 3. The Challenges of Spanish Colonization: Struggles and Accommodation in the Eighteenth Century DOCUMENTS 1. The Canary Islanders State Their Grievances to the Viceroy, 1741 2. Father Benito Fernndez Refutes the Canary Islanders' Complaints, 1741 3. Father Gaspar Jos de Sols Praises the Productivity of Indians at the San Jos Mission, 1768 4. Father Miguel de Molina Describes the Attack on the San Sab Mission, 1758 5. Retrenchment in the Borderlands: The Rub Dictamen, April 10, 1768 6. Father Jos Francisco Lopez Advocates Secularizing the Missions in San Antonio, 1792 ESSAYS Gilberto M. Hinojosa,Self-Sufficiency and the San Antonio Missions Jess F. de la Teja,The Making of a Tejano Community 4. Populating Texas During the Late Spanish and Mexican Periods, 1810-1835 DOCUMENTS 1. Mexican Revolutionary Bernardo Gutierrez Promises Spoils of War to Army Volunteers at Nacogdoches, 1812 2. Stephen F. Austin Seeks Settlers of "Unblemished Character," 1823 3. The Coahuila y Texas Immigration Law of 1824 4. Caroline von Hinueber Describes the Hardship of Life in Austin's Colony, 1832 5. Anglo Leaders of the Fredonian Revolt State Their Reasons for Insurrection Against Mexico, 1826 6. Mier y Teran Fears Mexico May Lose Texas, 1830 7. Mexico Seeks to Block Anglo-American Immigration: The April 6, 1830 Law 8. The San Antonio Ayuntamiento Petitions the Mexican Government for a Liberal Immigration Policy, 1832 ESSAYS Arnoldo de Len,Early Anglo Settlers View Mexicans with Hostility Gregg Cantrell,Stephen F. Austin: Political and Cultural Mediator 5. Revolutionary Texas, 1835-1836 DOCUMENTS 1. Stephen F. Austin Declares His Support for Independence, 1835 2. Map of Texas on the Eve of Revolution, 1835 3. Texas Declaration of Independence, March 2, 1836 4. Mexico's Secretary of War Jos Maria Tornel Rebuts the Texan Reasons for Independence, 1836 5. Alamo Commander William B. Travis Appeals for Aid, March 3, 1836 6. Mexican Lieutenant Jos Enrique de la Pea Describes the Fall of the Alamo, 1836 7. Mrs. Dilue Harris Recounts the "Runaway Scrape," 1836 8. Mirabeau B. Lamar Complains of Insubordination in the Ranks of the Texas Army, 1836 9. American Abolitionist Benjamin Lundy Sees a Southern Slave Conspiracy, 1836 ESSAYS Eugene Barker,Mexico and Texas: A Collision of Two Cultures David J. Weber,Refighting the Alamo: Mythmaking and the Texas Revolution Paul Lack,Slavery and the Texas Revolution 6. The Fragile Republic: Building New Communities, 1836-1845 DOCUMENTS 1. An Anonymous Visitor Describes Land Speculation in Houston City, 1837 2. Mirabeau Lamar Appeals to Texas Nationalism, November 10, 1838 3. The Homestead Exemption Act Protects Debtors, January 26, 1839 4. Noah Smithwick Negotiates a Treaty with the Comanche Indians, 1838. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in US history. This collection, designed for courses on Texas history or the history of southwest, covers the subject's entire chronological span.
About the Author: Sam W. Haynes is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he teaches courses in Texas history and early nineteenth century U.S. history. He received his BA from Columbia University and his PhD from the University of Houston. He is the author of Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions (1990) and James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse (1996). He has edited several books, including Thomas Jefferson Green's Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier (1992) and, with Christopher Morris, Manifest Destiny and Empire: Essays in American Antebellum Expansionism (1997). He also served an associate editor of the reference work The United States and Mexico at War: Nineteenth Century Expansion and Conflict (1998). He has won several research fellowships, as well as a Dobie-Paisano Writers' Fellowship sponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters. He is currently working on a study of American attitudes toward Great Britain during the Jacksonian period.
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