The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

by Karl Jacoby

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393354171
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 554,038
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Karl Jacoby is a professor of history at Columbia University. The author of Shadows at Dawn and Crimes against Nature, he has won the Albert J. Beveridge Award and a Guggenheim fellowship, among many other honors. He lives in New York.

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, aspiring stage director, and award-winning audiobook narrator. A classically trained actor, his television and film credits include roles on House, ER, and Law & Order. J. D. was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Through History's Cracks xv

Part I Victoria

1 Gone to Texas 3

2 Juneteenth 34

Part II San Antonio/Tlahualilo

3 Military Plaza 67

4 The Land of God and Liberty 91

Part III Manhattan/Mexico City

5 A Picturesque Figure 125

6 The City of Happy Homes 162

Epilogue: Trickster Makes This World 194

Afterword 203

Acknowledgments 205

Notes 211

Bibliography 257

Illustration Credits 289

Index 291

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The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author neglects to mentiion, or maybe never reseached it, Mexico captured Native Americans from the US as slaves, never emancipated or returned them even when the US demanded. The author also fails to mention that the issue of slavery divided America. Most were against it not for it, and it was pushed and demanded by Democrats, whuch it appears this author is one by his style of writing history. I give four stars to the story of Mr. Elllis, not the author's telling of it. Let us not forget that to this day Mexico has a dark and thriving slave trade only now the slaves are almost exclusively sold for sex.