Cortina : defending the Mexican name in Texas / Jerry Thompson.
By: Thompson, Jerry D.Material type: TextSeries: Fronteras series: no. 6.Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 332 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781585445929 (cloth : alk. paper); 1585445924 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Cortina, Juan N. (Juan Nepomuceno), 1824-1894 | Outlaws -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Biography | Revolutionaries -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Biography | 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 | Mexican Americans -- Civil rights -- Texas -- History -- 19th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Cortina.; Online version:: Cortina.DDC classification: 322.4/2092 | B LOC classification: F391.C77 | T477 2007
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -318) and index.
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?
Ch. 1. The making of a revolutionary -- Ch. 2. No night for Mexican tears -- Ch. 3. Flocks of Vampires in the guise of men -- Ch. 4. A frontier in flames -- Ch. 5. Republic in the balance -- Ch. 6. Tiger in the Chaparral -- Ch. 7. Border Caudillo -- Ch. 8. Predator war -- Ch. 9. Caudillo vanquished.