Sam W. Haynes


Sam W. Haynes is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington and director of UTA’s Center for Greater Southwestern Studies. His new book, Unsettled Land: From Revolution to Republic, The Struggle for Texas,” a reassessment of the 1835-1836 revolt and its consequences for the people of Texas, will be published by Basic Books in May. He is also the author of Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World (2010); James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse (1996), and Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions (1990). He is the editor of numerous other works on  Texas and the American Southwest, including Contested Empire: Rethinking the Texas Revolution (with Gerald Saxon, 2015) and Major Problems in Texas History (with Cary Wintz, 2015). Haynes is a fellow of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas State Historical Association. He received his PhD from the University of Houston. 

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