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The Resource Almonte's Texas : Juan N. Almonte's 1834 inspection, secret report & role in the 1836 campaign, edited by Jack Jackson ; translated by John Wheat

Almonte's Texas : Juan N. Almonte's 1834 inspection, secret report & role in the 1836 campaign, edited by Jack Jackson ; translated by John Wheat

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Almonte's Texas : Juan N. Almonte's 1834 inspection, secret report & role in the 1836 campaign
Title
Almonte's Texas
Title remainder
Juan N. Almonte's 1834 inspection, secret report & role in the 1836 campaign
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jack Jackson ; translated by John Wheat
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
In late 1833 Mexico began to have serious fears that its northeastern territory in Texas would be lost to North American colonists. To determine the actual state of affairs, Mexico sent Col. Juan N. Almonte to Texas on an inspection -- the last conducted by a high-ranking Mexican official before revolution separated Texas from Mexico. Upon his return to the Mexican capital in November 1834, Almonte wrote a secret report of the measures necessary to avoid the loss of Texas -- a report that has been unknown to scholars or the general public. Here it is presented in English for the first time, along with more than fifty letters that Almonte wrote during his inspection. This documentation offers crucial new insights on Texas affairs and will change the way historians regard Mexico's attitudes toward the foreign colonists and their revolution of 1835-1836. When Santa Anna marched an army north to crush the Texas rebellion, Almonte was by his side as a special adviser. He kept a journal, lost at the Battle of San Jacinto, which is presented here with full annotation. Almonte's role in the 1836 campaign is examined, as well as his subsequent activities that relate to Texas. Through Almonte's Texas we gain an overdue appreciation of this man who played a leading role in the history of Texas and Mexico. As James E. Crisp said in his review of this work: "This is a fascinating, revelatory, and highly satisfying book for anyone interested in the real meat of the story of the Texas Revolution -- in all its political, military and diplomatic dimensions. The editors have put Almonte in the center of this story of Texas in the 1830s and 40s, and that's exactly where he belongs. Bravo!"
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/03/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F389
LC item number
.A446 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Almonte's Texas : Juan N. Almonte's 1834 inspection, secret report & role in the 1836 campaign, edited by Jack Jackson ; translated by John Wheat
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Published by the Texas State Historical Association in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin"--T.p. verso
  • Col. map on folded leaf between p. 378 and 379
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [493]-495) and index
Contents
  • Spokesman for Mexico
  • Almonte's Significance to Texas
  • To Texas and Back Again
  • "Flatter Their Ambition"
  • "The Ambitions of Our Neighbors"
  • "No Sign of Revolution"
  • "Others Speculate and Enrich Themselves"
  • The Secret Report
  • "Their Audacity Is Now Intolerable"
  • The Texas Campaign
Control code
51053974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 503 p.
Isbn
9780876111918
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153610
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Almonte's Texas : Juan N. Almonte's 1834 inspection, secret report & role in the 1836 campaign, edited by Jack Jackson ; translated by John Wheat
Publication
Note
  • "Published by the Texas State Historical Association in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin"--T.p. verso
  • Col. map on folded leaf between p. 378 and 379
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [493]-495) and index
Contents
  • Spokesman for Mexico
  • Almonte's Significance to Texas
  • To Texas and Back Again
  • "Flatter Their Ambition"
  • "The Ambitions of Our Neighbors"
  • "No Sign of Revolution"
  • "Others Speculate and Enrich Themselves"
  • The Secret Report
  • "Their Audacity Is Now Intolerable"
  • The Texas Campaign
Control code
51053974
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 503 p.
Isbn
9780876111918
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153610
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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