Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution

Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution

by James E. Crisp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195163494

ISBN-13: 9780195163490

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"In Sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution - truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness," as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries." Beginning with a very personal prologue recalling both…  See more details below

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"In Sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution - truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness," as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries." Beginning with a very personal prologue recalling both the pride and the prejudices that he encountered in the Texas of his youth, Crisp traces his path to the discovery of documents distorted, censored, and ignored - documents which reveal long-silenced voices from the Texan past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195163490
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
New Narratives in American History Series
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
862,511
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology : major events of the Texas revolution, autumn 1835-spring 1836
Pride and prejudice : a personal prologue1
1Sam Houston's speechwriters27
2With Santa Anna in Texas61
3Looking for Davy103
4The paintbrush and the knife139
Afterword : the silence of the yellow rose179

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