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San Antonio de Béxar : a community on New Spain's northern frontier / Jesús F. de la Teja.

By: Teja, Jesús F. de la, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1995Edition: 1st ed.Description: xv, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0826316131; 9780826316134.Subject(s): San Antonio (Tex.) -- History | Spaniards -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History | Mexicans -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History | Community life -- Texas -- San Antonio -- History | San Antonio (Tex.) -- Social conditionsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: San Antonio de Béxar.; Online version:: San Antonio de Béxar.DDC classification: 976.4/351 LOC classification: F394.S2 | T4 1995
Contents:
Wilderness outpost -- The people of Béxar -- Building a frontier town -- Wealth of the land -- Ranching frontier -- Making a living -- Building a frontier community -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-214) and index.

Wilderness outpost -- The people of Béxar -- Building a frontier town -- Wealth of the land -- Ranching frontier -- Making a living -- Building a frontier community -- Conclusion.

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San Antonio de B'exar is an excellent example of the issues that social historians find important in frontier New Spain. Teja's main interest is community formation in 18th-century Texas. From a hodgepodge of transplanted soldiers, immigrant Canary Islanders, mission Indians, and transient artisans, San Antonio created a society over time that was similar to other frontier settlements but also unique. Forced by distance to fend for itself during most of the 18th century, San Antonio eventually began to integrate itself into the surrounding economies of Saltillo and New Orleans. Teja has demonstrated beyond question that there was nothing static about frontier society. This study will be included in the bibliographies of every new work on colonial Texas for decades to come. All levels. J. A. Lewis; Western Carolina University

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