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Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford
Item # 9781984880093
product description Every nation needs its creation myth, and since Texas was a nation before it was a state, itâ??s no surprise that its myths bite deep. Thereâ??s no piece of history more important to Texans than the Battle of the Alamo, when Davy Crockett and a band of rebels went down in a blaze of glory fighting for independence from Mexico, losing the battle but setting Texas up to win the war. However, that version of events, as Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford definitively shows, owes more to fantasy than reality. Just as the site of the Alamo was left in ruins for decades, its story was forgotten and twisted over time, with the contributions of Tejanos - Texans of Mexican origin, who fought alongside the Anglo rebels - scrubbed from the record, and the origin of the conflict over Mexicoâ??s push to abolish slavery papered over. Forget the Alamo provocatively explains the true story of the battle against the backdrop of Texasâ??s struggle for independence, then shows how the sausage of myth got made in the Jim Crow South of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
- 416 pages
- Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.4 in
- Weight: 1.5 lbs