Conquest of Texas Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875

ISBN-10: 0806136987

ISBN-13: 9780806136981

Edition: 2005

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The Conquest of Texas is the story of the struggle between Anglos and Indians for land. Anderson tells how Scotch-Irish settlers clashed with 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. Well illustrated with over 40 b&w illustrations and 3 maps, this book pierces the very heart of Lone Star mythology.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 11/4/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Demythologizing Texas
At the Dawn of the American Invasion
The Texas Creed in a Tejano and Indian Land
Mexican Politics and the Struggle to Settle Early Texas
The Muddle of Early Mexican Federalism
Centralists and the Struggle for Texas Land
The Americanization of Texas
The Texas Creed and the Clouds of War
Revolution and the "Rumor" of Indian War
Indian Intransigence
Sam Houston, the Legislature, and a Failed Indian Policy
Lamar, His Generals, and Ethnic Cleansing
The Indians' Last Stand in Central Texas
The Failure of Well-Intended Efforts
The Boundary Line Fiasco
Lines, Politics, Depredations, and the U.S. Army
General Persifor Smith and the Salvation of Texas
Reservations or Concentration Camps?
The Plan
Anarchy and "Total War"
The Final Exodus
Indians and the Civil War
The Final Ethnic Cleansing of Texas
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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