For the Love of Texas: Tell Me about the Revolution!

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Before Texas was a state in the United States, it was a state of Mexico called Coahuila y Tejas. Texans then—like Texans today—didn’t like being told what to do. So in 1835, the land now known as Texas organized a revolt and fought for freedom from Mexico and for an independent Texas—that’s right, Texas was a country! But before it could gain independence, for over six months, Mexican troops under Santa Anna battled against the Texas colonists in a bloody war with effects Texans can still find today. Saddle up ...
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Overview

Before Texas was a state in the United States, it was a state of Mexico called Coahuila y Tejas. Texans then—like Texans today—didn’t like being told what to do. So in 1835, the land now known as Texas organized a revolt and fought for freedom from Mexico and for an independent Texas—that’s right, Texas was a country! But before it could gain independence, for over six months, Mexican troops under Santa Anna battled against the Texas colonists in a bloody war with effects Texans can still find today. Saddle up with Betsy and George Christian for an interactive, fun chapter in Texas history for kids that challenges them to ask questions about the history they’re told and the world in which they live.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626191600
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/9/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 984,716
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Betsy Christian is a writer, consultant and public relations professional living in Austin, Texas. Her writing has been mentioned in USA Today and The Irish Independent. She is a member of the Docents of the Governor’s Mansion, the former executive director of the Keep Texas Beautiful Network and has worked with Preservation Austin Inherit Austin.

George Christian, PhD is a sixth-generation Texan who teaches at the University of Texas. Additionally he is a practicing political consultant, lawyer and member of the Friends of Washington on the Brazos. He is the President of the Texas Civil Justice League and is the recipient of a 2009 Teaching Award from the University of Texas.

Chris A. Gruszka is an artist and illustrator with SeeGru Ink and Animation.

H.W. Brands is an historian and professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of 25 books, and his 2008 book TRAITOR TO HIS CLASS was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009.

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