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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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.8/009764/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F395.A1
LC item number
A53 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The conquest of Texas : ethnic cleansing in the promised land, 1820-1875, Gary Clayton Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-476) and index
Contents
1. At the dawn of the American invasion -- 2. The Texas creed in a Tejano and Indian land -- 3. Mexican politics and the struggle to settle early Texas -- 4. The muddle of early Mexican federalism -- 5. Centralists and the struggle for Texas land -- 6. The Americanization of Texas -- 7. The Texas creed and the clouds of war -- 8. Revolution and the "rumor" of Indian war -- 9. Indian intransigence -- 10. Sam Houston, the legislature, and a failed Indian policy -- 11. Lamar, his generals, and ethnic cleansing -- 12. The Indians' last stand in central Texas -- 13. The failure of well-intended efforts -- 14. The boundary line fiasco -- 15. Lines, politics, depredations, and the U.S. Army -- 16. General Persifor Smith and the salvation of Texas -- 17. Reservations or concentration camps? -- 18. The plan -- 19. Anarchy and "total war" -- 20. The final exodus -- 21. Indians and the civil war -- 22. The final ethnic cleansing of Texas
Control code
57751670
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 494 p.
Isbn
9780806136981
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005041772
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
The conquest of Texas : ethnic cleansing in the promised land, 1820-1875, Gary Clayton Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-476) and index
Contents
1. At the dawn of the American invasion -- 2. The Texas creed in a Tejano and Indian land -- 3. Mexican politics and the struggle to settle early Texas -- 4. The muddle of early Mexican federalism -- 5. Centralists and the struggle for Texas land -- 6. The Americanization of Texas -- 7. The Texas creed and the clouds of war -- 8. Revolution and the "rumor" of Indian war -- 9. Indian intransigence -- 10. Sam Houston, the legislature, and a failed Indian policy -- 11. Lamar, his generals, and ethnic cleansing -- 12. The Indians' last stand in central Texas -- 13. The failure of well-intended efforts -- 14. The boundary line fiasco -- 15. Lines, politics, depredations, and the U.S. Army -- 16. General Persifor Smith and the salvation of Texas -- 17. Reservations or concentration camps? -- 18. The plan -- 19. Anarchy and "total war" -- 20. The final exodus -- 21. Indians and the civil war -- 22. The final ethnic cleansing of Texas
Control code
57751670
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
x, 494 p.
Isbn
9780806136981
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005041772
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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