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A revolution remembered : the memoirs and selected correspondence of Juan N. Seguín / edited by Jesús F. de la Teja.

By: Seguín, Juan Nepomuceno, 1806-1890.
Contributor(s): Teja, Jesús F. de la, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Austin, Tex. : State House Press, 1991Description: xiv, 216 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0938349686 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780938349686 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0938349694 (ltd. ed. : alk. paper); 9780938349693 (ltd. ed. : alk. paper).Uniform titles: Selections. English. 1991 Subject(s): Seguín, Juan Nepomuceno, 1806-1890 | Soldiers -- Texas -- Biography | Politicians -- Texas -- Biography | Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 | Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846 | Politicians Texas Biography | Seguín, Juan Nepomuceno 1806-1890 | Soldiers Texas Biography | Texas History Republic, 1836-1846 | Texas History Revolution, 1835-1836Additional physical formats: Online version:: Revolution remembered.DDC classification: 976.4/0099 LOC classification: F390 | .S465 1991Other classification: 15.85
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F390 .S465 1991 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000777946

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-208) and index.

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One of the most controversial figures in early Texas history, Juan Segu'in was a hero of the Texas Revolution, present (briefly) at the Alamo and at San Jacinto. He was friend of both Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston. He was an officer in the Texas army and mayor of San Antonio. Segu'in was one of the most significant Tejano political leaders before, during, and after the Texas struggle for independence. He was also accused of treason and labeled the "Texas Benedict Arnold" by many Anglo Texans. De la Teja has put together what is actually three books in one: a brief biographical sketch of Segu'in's life and of his immediate ancestors; an edited and annotated version of Segu'in's memoirs; and a set of documents, including the unedited version of the memoirs as well as selections from Segu'in's correspondence. The result is a revealing look at politics and at ethnic conflict in Texas in the first half of the 19th century. Segu'in, who sided with Texas in its struggle with Mexico, found that independence was accompanied by growing racial hostility that made his life in San Antonio untenable. Eventually he returned to Mexico. His memoirs, published in 1858 shortly after his return to San Antonio, represented his efforts to rehabilitate his political reputation and counter the charge of treason. Although obviously biased and self-serving, the memoirs nevertheless chronicle clearly political ambiguities and the racial conflicts that characterized the mid-19th century Texas-Mexican borderlands. College and university libraries.-C. D. Wintz, Texas Southern University

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