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The Texas Revolutionary Experience: A Political and Social History, 1835-1836


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The Texas Revolutionary Experience


In honoring the heroic legend of the Texas Revolution, generations of scholars and Texans themselves have cleansed the revolution of its messier—and perhaps more truly revolutionary—dimensions. Focusing on the pre-existing causes of the conflict of 1835–36 and the military execution of the war, they have neglected the political turbulence, regional disharmonies, conflicts of interest, social upheaval, and racial and ethnic strife that characterized the period. This groundbreaking work on the Texas Revolution offers the first systematic analysis of the event as political and social history.