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Tejanos in the 1835 Texas Revolution Hardcover – August 17, 2009

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company; First Edition edition (August 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589806387
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589806382
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,193,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fighting side by side, Mexican-born Tejanos and Anglo-born Texans battled to defend their rights as Gen. Antonio Lï pez de Santa Anna usurped power in Mexico during the bloody revolution of 1835-36. Initially attracted by Mexico's generous assurances of freedom and republican governance, thousands of settlers from the United States migrated to Texas during the 1820s and '30s. When Santa Anna came to power, however, he discarded the guarantees of the constitution, institutionalizing a centralized form of government instead. Most of Mexico revolted against this despotic rule, chaos spread throughout the country, and after Santa Anna and his army had silenced nearly every voice of dissent, Texas emerged as the lone province to gain independence.

Offering a unique study of the role the Mexican-born revolutionaries played in Texas's battle for independence, this account examines Mexico from the fifteenth century through the birth of the sovereign nation of Texas in 1836. Whereas many works on this subject focus on the better-known heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, this detailed history relies heavily on first-person anecdotes to shine light on the stories and experiences of the individual men, women, and children-Tejano and Texan alike-who endured the fight for liberty.

Enhanced by maps and illustrations handcrafted into leather by the author after extensive study and research, this volume contributes an important perspective to the ongoing scholarship and debate surrounding the Alamo generation of the 1830s.

L. Lloyd MacDonald is an attorney and writer with a deep interest in the history of Texas. A member of the State Bar of Texas since the 1950s, MacDonald is also an apprenticed leather crafter and has experience working in the oil business and in his own private law practice. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a reserve officer and is a graduate of Baylor University. When he isn't in the courtroom, he cultivates his love of poetry and devotes his time to his family.

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"L. Lloyd MacDonald has written a dramatic, entertaining, and informative narrative of the Texas Revolution, with emphasis on the Tejano participants, those who risked the most in their struggle for freedom."
-William Groneman III, author of David Crockett: Hero of the Common Man

"Absorbing and refreshing account and exploration of a unique era in a developing Tejas and its people. A must-read and excellent addition to anyone's library."
-Albert Seguin Carvajal Gonzales, grandson of Republic of Texas hero Col. Juan N. Seguin

"MacDonald uses many eyewitness accounts to present a vivid and often chilling portrait of the Texas Revolution. He acknowledges the brave Mexican Texans who fought alongside the Anglo Texans against the tyranny of the dictator Santa Anna."
-Elmer Kelton, author of The Time It Never Rained

"Lloyd MacDonald has captured the essence of the fight at the Alamo when it comes to giving credit where credit is long overdue concerning participation of the Mexican Tejanos who fought alongside the Anglo Americans for the independence of Texas. Mention has been made previously regarding the participation of Mexican Tejanos, but I commend Lloyd's dedication to ensuring the proper acknowledgment of Tejanos in the fight for independence."
-Richard C. Abalos, attorney for the State Bar of Texas

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Conner R. Scott on February 8, 2010
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WOW what a wonderful book. Who knew Santa Anna was such a SOB. Some very brave Texans and Tejanos fell side by side at the Alamo. We have heard about the Texan but here is the other side of the story. So very well written and you feel your are a part of the battle. I am going to donate some copies to the local library hoping some young people will read this epic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 16, 2009
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Tejanos in the 1835 Texas Revolution is an intriguing and thoroughly accessible historical study of the role that Mexican-born revolutionaries played in earning Texas' independence from Mexico's government. First-person perspective anecdotes pepper this solid account, enhanced with maps and a handful of illustrations worked by hand into leather. An excellent contribution to Texas-American History shelves, Tejanos in the 1835 Texas Revolution is particularly recommended for public and college library collections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By barbara on June 25, 2012
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my husband is into the mexican cultures and what happened all those years ago this book really helped him ty
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