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The Texas revolutionary experience : a political and social history, 1835-1836, by Paul D. Lack

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The Texas revolutionary experience : a political and social history, 1835-1836
Title
The Texas revolutionary experience
Title remainder
a political and social history, 1835-1836
Statement of responsibility
by Paul D. Lack
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Language
eng
Summary
In honoring the heroic legend of the Texas Revolution, generations of scholars and Texans themselves have cleansed the revolution of its messier--and perhaps more truly revolutionary--dimensions. Focusing on the preexisting causes of the conflict of 1835-36 and the military execution of the war, they have neglected the political turbulence, regional disharmonies, conflicts of interest, social upheaval, and racial and ethnic strife that characterized the period. This ground-breaking work on the Texas Revolution offers the first systematic analysis of the event as political and social history. This fresh perspective, drawn from exhaustive examination of primary documents (claims records and land documents as well as traditional manuscript collections), portrays the Texans entering their quarrel with Mexico as a fragmented people--individualistic, divided from one community to another by ethnic and racial tensions, and lacking a consensus about the meaning of political changes in Mexico. Paul D. Lack examines, one at a time, the various groups that participated in the Texas Revolution. He concludes that the army was highly politicized, overly democratic and individualistic, and lacking in discipline and respect for property. With the statistical profile of the army he has compiled, Lack puts to rest forever the idea that the Anglo community gave an overwhelming response to the call to arms. He details instead the tensions between army volunteers and the majority of Texans who refused military service. Lack provides the most satisfactory account of Texas Tories yet written and, in a particularly sensitive treatment of Tejanos, shows the dilemma Texas Mexicans faced in the conflict. He traces the role of black Texans, the panic within Texas over slave rebellion, and the problem of runaway slaves in the Revolution. For the masses of Texans, Lack convincingly demonstrates, the Revolution was a time of dislocation and grief that even the eventual outcome of battle did not heal. This scholarly epic, sure to become a classic and a model for future research on the Revolution, shows clearly how the experiences of the years 1835-36 left a new nation burdened by political upheaval, social disorder, ethnic bitterness, and other consequences of a failed revolution, all of which helped to define the Texas identity for the future
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DLC
Dewey number
976.4/03
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F390
LC item number
.L194 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Texas A&M southwestern studies
Series volume
no. 10
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The Texas revolutionary experience : a political and social history, 1835-1836, by Paul D. Lack
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-322) and index
Contents
1. Background to the Revolution -- 2. The Coming of the Revolution: 1835 -- 3. The Consultation: October-November, 1835 -- 4. Into Anarchy: November, 1835 to February, 1836 -- 5. The Convention: March, 1836 -- 6. The Interim Government: March-September, 1836 -- 7. The Texas Army of the People: Organization and Make-up -- 8. The Texas Army: A Force for Revolution -- 9. The Tories: Opponents of Revolution and Independence -- 10. Los Tejanos: Mexican Texans in the Revolution -- 11. The Anglo Texans in Revolution and War -- 12. The Black Texans and Slavery in Revolution and War -- Appendix: Political Experience of the Convention Delegates
Control code
24066924
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 332 p.
Isbn
9780890964972
Lccn
91023368
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): With dust jacket.
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The Texas revolutionary experience : a political and social history, 1835-1836, by Paul D. Lack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-322) and index
Contents
1. Background to the Revolution -- 2. The Coming of the Revolution: 1835 -- 3. The Consultation: October-November, 1835 -- 4. Into Anarchy: November, 1835 to February, 1836 -- 5. The Convention: March, 1836 -- 6. The Interim Government: March-September, 1836 -- 7. The Texas Army of the People: Organization and Make-up -- 8. The Texas Army: A Force for Revolution -- 9. The Tories: Opponents of Revolution and Independence -- 10. Los Tejanos: Mexican Texans in the Revolution -- 11. The Anglo Texans in Revolution and War -- 12. The Black Texans and Slavery in Revolution and War -- Appendix: Political Experience of the Convention Delegates
Control code
24066924
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 332 p.
Isbn
9780890964972
Lccn
91023368
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): With dust jacket.
Other physical details
maps

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