Cool, Paul, 1950-

Salt warriors : insurgency on the Rio Grande / Paul Cool. - 1st ed. - College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2008. - xvi, 360 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. - Canseco-Keck history series ; no. 11 . - Canseco-Keck history series ; no. 11. .

"Winner of the 2007 Robert A. Calvert Book Prize"--P. 1.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-347) and index.

List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- The "salt warriors" -- Introduction -- pt. I. Community -- Prologue : salt roads -- 1. "This country is destined to become of importance" -- 2. "The inhabitants rallied their fighting men" -- pt. II. Corruption -- 3. "Salt lakes on the brain" -- 4. "What chance is there for reform?" -- 5. "Relieve us from the insolent oppression of those men" -- 6. "Both were alike ambitious, and alike unscrupulous" -- 7. "Leave this county within ten days" -- 8. "My men are all frontiersmen" -- 9. "Invasion of our territory should no longer be endured" -- pt. III. Chaos -- 10. "Our county is in open insurrection" -- 11. "That never satisfied greed in man" -- 12. "I feel like killing until I am killed" -- 13. "Twenty good men" -- 14. "We do not care what happens after we even the score" -- 15. "Now is the time" -- 16. "Howard they wanted; nothing else, nothing less" -- 17. "I heard my men had surrendered" -- 18. "Half crazy from our troubles" -- 19. "I will drive the scoundrels ahead of me like sheep" -- 20. "I wish they would clear out of here" -- 21. "Little if any crop will be planted this season" -- 22. "Fearing that their statements might be published" -- 23. "The general state of the county is not improving much" -- pt. IV. Coda -- 24. "With the Alamo and Goliad" -- 25. "My enemies are all dead" -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

9781603440165 (cloth : alk. paper) 160344016X (cloth : alk. paper)

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Mexican Americans--Politics and government--Texas--El Paso--19th century.
Salt industry and trade--Political aspects--History--Texas--El Paso--19th century.
Insurgency--Politics and government--Texas--El Paso--19th century.
Government, Resistance to--Politics and government--Texas--El Paso--19th century.


El Paso (Tex.)--History--19th century.
Rio Grande Region (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.)--History--19th century.
El Paso (Tex.)--Politics and government--19th century.
Rio Grande Region (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.)--Politics and government--19th century.
El Paso (Tex.)--Ethnic relations--History--19th century.
Rio Grande Region (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.)--Ethnic relations--History--19th century.

F394.E4 / C66 2008

976.4/96061