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Robert D. Wood, S.M., presents the first one hundred years of history and culture in Laredo up to the mid-nineteenth century, illuminating—with primary source evidence—the citizens’ beliefs, cultural values, efforts to make a living, political seesawing, petty quarreling, and constant struggles against local Indians. He also details rebellious military and invading foreigners among the early settlers and later townspeople.
Scholars and students of Texas and Mexican American history, as well as the Laredoans celebrating the 250th anniversary (in 2005) of Laredo’s founding, will welcome this volume.
|List of Illustrations|
|I||Background Factors: The Source||1|
|II||Life in Laredo|
|1||Beginnings and Consolidation: 1747-1767||15|
|4||A World of Enemies||77|
|6||Faith and Culture||136|
|7||Making a Living||164|
|III||Conditions in Laredo|
|App. I||Names of the Original Settlers||199|
|App. II||Land Grants Allotted during the Visit of 1767||200|