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The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875

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This is not your grandfatherand#8217;s history of Texas. Portraying nineteenth-century Texas as a cauldron of racist violence, Gary Clayton Anderson shows that the ethnic warfare dominating the Texas frontier can best be described as ethnic cleansing.

The Conquest of Texas is the story of the struggle between Anglos and Indians for land. Anderson tells how Scotch-Irish settlers clashed with farming tribes and then challenged the Comanches and Kiowas for their hunting grounds. Next, the decade-long conflict with Mexico merged with war against Indians. For fifty years Texas remained in a virtual state of war.

Piercing the very heart of Lone Star mythology, Anderson tells how the Texas government encouraged the Texas Rangers to annihilate Indian villages, including women and children. This policy of terror succeeded: by the 1870s, Indians had been driven from central and western Texas.

By confronting head-on the romanticized version of Texas history that made heroes out of Houston, Lamar, and Baylor, Anderson helps us understand that the history of the Lone Star state is darker and more complex than the mythmakers allowed.

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The Conquest of Texas is the story of the struggle between Anglos and Indians for land. Anderson tells how Scotch-Irish settlers clashed with farming tribes and then challenged the Comanches and Kiowas for their hunting grounds. Next, the decade-long conflict with Mexico merged with war against Indians. For fifty years Texas remained in a virtual state of war. Well illustrated with over 40 b&w illustrations and 3 maps, this book pierces the very heart of Lone Star mythology.

About the Author

Gary Clayton Anderson, Professor of History at the University of Oklahoma, is author of The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820andndash;1875. His book The Indian Southwest, 1580andndash;1830: Ethnogenesis and Reinvention won the Angie Debo Prize and the publication award from the San Antonio Conservation Society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806136981
Author:
Anderson, Gary Clayton
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Texas History 1846-1950.
Subject:
Texas History To 1846.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 b&w illus., 3 maps
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.2 in 2.44 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Conquest of Texas is the story of the struggle between Anglos and Indians for land. Anderson tells how Scotch-Irish settlers clashed with farming tribes and then challenged the Comanches and Kiowas for their hunting grounds. Next, the decade-long conflict with Mexico merged with war against Indians. For fifty years Texas remained in a virtual state of war. Well illustrated with over 40 b&w illustrations and 3 maps, this book pierces the very heart of Lone Star mythology.
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