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Sleuthing the Alamo : Davy Crockett's last stand and other mysteries of the Texas Revolution

Author: James E Crisp
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: New narratives in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text employs a particular archival 'find' in each chapter to show how the meaning of the Texas Revolution, and especially the Alamo battle, cannot be understood without examining the construction of the histories and myths about the birth of the Texas Republic.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Crisp
ISBN: 0195163494 9780195163490 0195163508 9780195163506
OCLC Number: 54960634
Description: xviii, 201 pages, 4 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Sam Houston's speechwriters --
With Santa Anna in Texas --
Looking for Davy --
The paintbrush and the knife.
Series Title: New narratives in American history.
Responsibility: James E. Crisp.
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"Crisp packs plenty into his little 197-page book."--Greensboro Record"An incredibly engrossing book that reveals the truth behind the Alamo myth. Crisp, a master historian, relates how he researched Read more...

 
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