Thompson, Jerry D.

Cortina : defending the Mexican name in Texas / Jerry Thompson. - 1st ed. - College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2007. - 332 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. - Fronteras series ; no. 6 . - Fronteras series ; no. 6. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-318) and index.

The making of a revolutionary -- No night for Mexican tears -- Flocks of Vampires in the guise of men -- A frontier in flames -- Republic in the balance -- Tiger in the Chaparral -- Border Caudillo -- Predator war -- Caudillo vanquished. Ch. 1. Ch. 2. Ch. 3. Ch. 4. Ch. 5. Ch. 6. Ch. 7. Ch. 8. Ch. 9.

Did this border caudillo fight to defend the rights, honor, and legal claims of the Mexicans of South Texas, as he claimed? Or was his a quest for personal vengeance against the newcomers who had married into his family, threatened his mother's land holdings, and insulted his honor?

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Cortina, Juan N. 1824-1894.


Outlaws--Mexican-American Border Region--Biography.
Revolutionaries--Mexican-American Border Region--Biography.
Mexican Americans--Civil rights--History--Texas--19th century.


Mexican-American Border Region--History--19th century.
Mexican-American Border Region--History, Military--19th century.
Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.)--History--19th century.
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas--History--1846-1950.
Texas--Ethnic relations--History--19th century.

F391.C77 / T477 2007

322.4/2092 B