Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution (Hardback)
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Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/08/2015
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To a large degree, the story of Texas' secession from Mexico has been undertaken by scholars. Early twentieth century historians of the revolutionary period, most notably Eugene Barker and William Binkley, characterized the conflict as a clash of two opposing cultures, yet their exclusive focus on the region served to reinforce popular notions of a unique Texas past.

Disconnected from a broader historiography, scholars have been left to ponder the most arcane details of the revolutionary narrative-such as the circumstances of David Crockett's death and whether William Barret Travis really did draw a line in the sand.

In Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution, five distinguished scholars take a broader, transnational approach to the 1835-36 conflict. The result of the 48th Annual Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, held at the University of Texas at Arlington in March, 2013, these essays explore the origins and consequences of the events that gave birth to the Texas Republic in ways that extend beyond the borders of the Lone Star State.

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9781623493097
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Those who attended the Walter Prescott Webb Lectures at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013 were treated to a genuine intellectual feast, and those who read the revised and polished versions of those lectures in Contested Empire will reap an even richer reward. Through their varied transnational perspectives, these innovative scholars from three nations (or four, if one counts Texas) bring new meaning, resonance, and indeed brilliance to the historiography of the Texas Revolution."--James E. Crisp-- (05/19/2015)
"A valuable addition to the historiography of the Texas Revolution." -- The Chronicles of Oklahoma--The Chronicles of Oklahoma (11/29/2016)
"The essays contained in Contested Empire effectively place the Texas Revolution into the broader contexts of early American and Mexican histories. The result is a fascinating, novel approach that adds yet another layer of depth to the understanding of this important conflict. As such, this volume will likely appeal to a broader audience of American and Mexican historians than is usually reached by works of Texana"--The Journal of Southern History
-- (01/25/2017)
"These essays, taken together, deliver a fresh assessment of the events of 1835-36"--Great Plains Quarterly
--Great Plains Quarterly

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