Yellow Rose of Texas: The Myth of Emily Morgan [NOOK Book]

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Yellow Rose of Texas: The Myth of Emily Morgan tells the fact based story of the African-American woman who inspired the world famous folk song. In this graphic novel the adventures of Emily Morgan reveal the Texas war for independence through the eyes of a black woman who survived the Alamo and played an important part in winning the war. While the story of Texas is told with attention to historical detail, the story of Emily is elevated to a romantic myth.
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Yellow Rose of Texas: The Myth of Emily Morgan

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Overview

Yellow Rose of Texas: The Myth of Emily Morgan tells the fact based story of the African-American woman who inspired the world famous folk song. In this graphic novel the adventures of Emily Morgan reveal the Texas war for independence through the eyes of a black woman who survived the Alamo and played an important part in winning the war. While the story of Texas is told with attention to historical detail, the story of Emily is elevated to a romantic myth.
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Emily Morgan, also known as Emily West, was a real woman of part African American descent who was involved in the Texas war for independence. Legend has it that she played a role in helping Sam Houston capture Mexican president Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto—this graphic novel fleshes out the legend into a heroic love story between Morgan and Erastus “Deaf” Smith. As described in the introduction, the historically detailed background includes some deliberate modifications. Orsak provides lovely and realistic color art. No nudity, but plot content refers substance use, attempted rape, and battlefield liaisons.

(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786462001
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 909,727
  • File size: 48 MB
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Meet the Author

Douglas Brode, novelist, screenwriter, playwright, film historian, and award-winning working journalist, teaches courses on various popular culture subjects at the Newhouse School of Public Communications, Department of Radio, Television and Film, at Syracuse University.

Joe Orsak is a graphic artist from Syracuse, New York. He traveled the world as a youth, graduating from high school in Rome. He returned to the States for a degree from Syracuse University in 1974. While working in advertising he developed newspaper strips, comic books and graphic novels.

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  • Posted July 5, 2010

    Beautiful art distinguishes this historical GN

    This GN relates the story of Emily Morgan against the vibrant background of Texan independence. Cameos by Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, and others provide the reader with recognizable figures, and the story of how this extraordinary woman came to be memorialized in song is sure to hold the reader's interest. The real treat here, however, is Joe Orsak's art: rich in period detail and striking characterizations, his lovely line work would make this book worth the purchase all by itself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2010

    A librarian's point of view

    This graphic novel not only keeps you engaged with a thrilling plot but it stimulates you with the excellent artwork. This book contains at least two subplots. But, the most engaging plot deals with the female protagonist, Emily Morgan, a slave that helped free Texas. Emily was the fiancee of "Silent Smith" a Texican who loved music therefore he possibly wrote this song around the battle at San Jacinto. Find out if this song was written as a political statement or a love song.

    This graphic novel was about the Battle at the Alamo as well as the Texas Revolution. The cast of characters in this book are James Bowie, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston as well as Generalissimo Santa Anna.

    This graphic novel distinguishes itself from other books because of the superior artwork. This book could easily belong in a school and or public library. This book belongs in a comic book collection. The Yellow Rose of Texas will easily engross youngsters as well as adults while peaking their curiosity about the history of America.

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