Brands, H. W.

Lone star nation : how a ragged army of volunteers won the battle for Texas independence, and changed America / H.W. Brands. - 1st ed. - New York : Doubleday, 2004. - 582 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

Maps on endpapers.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-563) and index.

Part 1: The banks of the Brazos (to 1828) -- The promised land -- El Camino real -- The people of the horse -- Don Estevan -- The three hundred -- Part 2: Ravenous democracy (1828-1834) -- Love and war -- To defend the revolution -- What will become of Texas? -- A conspiracy of volunteers -- The general is friendly -- Part 3: Blood on the sand (1835-1836) -- The sword is drawn -- Lexington on the Guadalupe -- Behind Ben Milam -- The army of operations -- Victory or ... -- At discretion -- Runaway -- A people in arms -- Part 4: Lone Star and Union (1836-1865) -- Victors and vanquished -- Slavery and freedom -- Andrew Jackson dies happy -- The trial of Sam Houston.

Traces Texas's precarious historical journey to statehood, covering such events as its early colonization, the battle at the Alamo, its Native American and Mexican heritage, and its early days as a new republic.

0385507372 (alk. paper) 9780385507370 (alk. paper) 0385509286 9780385509282

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Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836.
Texas--History--To 1846.
Texas--History--1846-1950.

F390 / .B833 2004

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