Unsettled Land

Unsettled Land From Revolution to Republic, the Struggle for Texas

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Texas Revolution has long been cast as an epic episode in the origins of the American West. As the story goes, larger-than-life figures like Sam Houston, David Crockett, and William Barret Travis fought to free Texas from repressive Mexican rule. In Unsettled Land, historian Sam Haynes reveals the reality beneath this powerful creation myth. He shows how the lives of ordinary people-white Americans, Mexicans, Native Americans, and those of African descent-were upended by extraordinary events over twenty-five years. After the battle of San Jacinto, racial lines snapped taut as a new nation, the Lone Star republic, sought to expel Indians, marginalize Mexicans, and tighten its grip on the enslaved.

This is a revelatory and essential new narrative of a major turning point in the history of North America.

Book information

ISBN: 9781541645417
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Basic Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 976.403
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 347g
Height: 240mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 41mm