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Emily D. West and the "Yellow Rose of Texas" Myth.

By: Tucker, Phillip Thomas.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (277 p.).ISBN: 9781476613284.Subject(s): African American women -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Biography | African American women -- Texas -- Biography | Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836 | Free African Americans -- Connecticut -- New Haven -- Biography | Free African Americans -- Texas -- Biography | San Jacinto, Battle of, Tex., 1836 | Texas -- Biography | West, Emily D., 1801- West, Emily D., 1801- -- Legends | Yellow rose of TexasGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Emily D. West and the "Yellow Rose of Texas" MythDDC classification: 976.4/04092 | 976.403092 LOC classification: F390.W47 T83 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Foreword by Mario Marcel Salas; Preface; Introduction; I. Emily D. West, the Popular Myth and Legend; II. Emily D. West's Birth in New Haven; III. A New Life and Adventure Beckons; IV. Texas Bound; V. Slaughter at the Alamo; VI. Muddy Roads Leading to San Jacinto; VII. Climactic Showdown at San Jacinto; VIII. Popular Myth-making and the Creation of "The Yellow Rose of Texas"; IX. Emily After the Fiery Storm at San Jacinto; Epilogue; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: For the first time, the true story of "The Yellow Rose of Texas" is told in full, revealing a host of new insights and perspectives on one of America's most popular stories. For generations, the Yellow Rose of Texas has been one of America's most popular western myths, growing larger over time and little resembling the truth of what happened on April 21, 1836, at the battle of San Jacinto, where a new Texas Republic won its independence. The woman who has been popularly connected to the story was an ordinary but also quite remarkable free black woman from the North, Emily D. West. This work reconstructs her experience, places it in full context and explores the evolution of a most fanciful myth.
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Cover; Contents; Foreword by Mario Marcel Salas; Preface; Introduction; I. Emily D. West, the Popular Myth and Legend; II. Emily D. West's Birth in New Haven; III. A New Life and Adventure Beckons; IV. Texas Bound; V. Slaughter at the Alamo; VI. Muddy Roads Leading to San Jacinto; VII. Climactic Showdown at San Jacinto; VIII. Popular Myth-making and the Creation of "The Yellow Rose of Texas"; IX. Emily After the Fiery Storm at San Jacinto; Epilogue; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index

For the first time, the true story of "The Yellow Rose of Texas" is told in full, revealing a host of new insights and perspectives on one of America's most popular stories. For generations, the Yellow Rose of Texas has been one of America's most popular western myths, growing larger over time and little resembling the truth of what happened on April 21, 1836, at the battle of San Jacinto, where a new Texas Republic won its independence. The woman who has been popularly connected to the story was an ordinary but also quite remarkable free black woman from the North, Emily D. West. This work reconstructs her experience, places it in full context and explores the evolution of a most fanciful myth.

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Phillip Thomas Tucker is a former Department of Defense historian in Washington, D.C. He lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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