Industrial-Sized Deals Best Books of the Month Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Beach House Fire TV Stick Grocery Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services tmnt tmnt tmnt  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Metal Gear Solid 5 Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $11.65
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans into Americans Hardcover – November 1, 2003

10 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$84.82 $25.16

The Storm of the Century by Al Roker
The Storm of the Century by Al Roker
The beloved NBC weather personality vividly brings to life the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Benjamin Johnson's study of the Plan de San Diego uprising is a clear, absorbing analysis of a bloody but little-known revolt along a border that's been troubled ever since it was a border. By looking both backward and forward from the Plan de San Diego, the book does much to explain why Mexican-American identity is the complex fate we know it to be today." Larry McMurtry "An eye-opening account of a time when the Mexican Revolution came to the United States, when conflicting ethnic and national loyalties produced ghastly violence, deep bitterness, and a happier ending than anyone involved could have hoped for." H.W. Brands, author of The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

From the Back Cover

"Benjamin Johnson's study of the Plan de San Diego uprising is a clear, absorbing analysis of a bloody but little-known revolt along a border that's been troubled ever since it was a border. By looking both backward and forward from the Plan de San Diego, the book does much to explain why Mexican-American identity is the complex fate we know it to be today."-Larry McMurtry; "An eye-opening account of a time when the Mexican Revolution came to the United States, when conflicting ethnic and national loyalties produced ghastly violence, deep bitterness, and a happier ending than anyone involved could have hoped for."-H.W. Brands, author of The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream

See all Editorial Reviews
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: The Lamar Series in Western History
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (November 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300094256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300094251
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,066,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
80%
4 star
20%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 10 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ross Martin on August 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The events surrounding the Plan of San Diego are well described and analyzed by Johnson. This is one of the best histories published regarding Latinos in Texas. He does an excellent job of joining the available archival information with previously published research. A must read for anyone who wants to know more about Texas history. This is not just a story about ethnic differences, its a story about land, violence, and power.

I first heard about the Plan of San Diego at a Hispanic genealogy conference in Texas about 20 years ago. A now famous academic had given a talk at the conference -- we had a long conversation afterwards and he told me about the event in South Texas. I was shocked, thinking I knew so much about Texas history and did not know about the Plan, Luis de la Rosa and of course the 5,000 or so that were killed in retaliation for the insurrection.

Johnson did a great job of presenting this part of lost history.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 22 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 5, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Ben Johnson's study of the Plan de San Diego uprising is so much more than just border history. It touches on international relations, military strategy, identity politics, historiography, demographics, labor history, and how the Texas Rangers got their name. Far more than a 9 year old like me should care about when I could be reading Harry Potter. But he makes the story compelling and relevant. This seemingly isolated movement suggests a great deal about contemporary ethnic and national conflicts around the world. So rush to your local library to borrow this book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. A May on June 28, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good and interesting description of and event I had no idea had happened. This was a big deal in Texas and made a difference as well described in the book, but many of us didn't even know if happened. Recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jespinoza on May 18, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great Read! And wow! What a surprisingly interesting event! The book came to me in the condition it said it would. I got an "A" on my book report so that's all that matters at this point.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brad Rockwell on March 11, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Well-written history of a horrible and relatively unknown couple years of Texas.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again