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Almaráz, Félix D. (Félix Díaz) 1933-

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Works: 57 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 4,023 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Caricatures and cartoons  Bibliography  Catalogs  Sources  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Archives 
Roles: Author, Composer, Honoree, Compiler
Classifications: F389, B
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Most widely held works by Félix D Almaráz
Tragic cavalier; Governor Manuel Salcedo of Texas, 1808-1813 by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Defense of the Spanish borderlands in the early nineteenth century was a lost cause. Official neglect, expansionist pressures from the Mississippi Valley, and insurgency threatening from south of the Rio Grande all but guaranteed that these years would be the twilight of Spanish rule in the region. In the face of unrest, decline, and collapse, Governor Manuel Maria de Salcedo carried the Bourbon standard in Texas. Until the appearance of this now classic work by Felix D. Almaraz, Jr., both the general history of the Spanish borderlands in this period and the specific role of Governor Salcedo had received little scholarly attention. Based on letters and documents in the Bexar Archives, Tragic Cavalier offers a historical account of the Mexican independence movement in Texas interpreted from the Spanish perspective. Since its initial publication in 1971, this study has evoked much constructive criticism and commentary. Now graced with new chapter drawings by renowned artist Jose Cisneros, this new edition will continue to inform researchers and students of history on the waning years of the Hispanic frontier
The San Antonio missions and their system of land tenure by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
San Antonio, Texas, is unique among North American cities in having five former Spanish missions: San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo; founded in 1718), San José y San Miguel de Aguayo (1720), Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña (1731), San Juan Capistrano (1731), and San Francisco de la Espada (1731). These missions attract a good deal of popular interest but, until this book, they had received surprisingly little scholarly study. The San Antonio Missions and Their System of Land Tenure, a winner in the Presidio La Bahía Award competition, looks at one previously unexamined aspect of mission history?the changes in landownership as the missions passed from sacred to secular owners in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Drawing on exhaustive research in San Antonio and Bexar County archives, Félix Almaráz has reconstructed the land tenure system that began with the Spaniards' jurisprudential right of discovery and progressed through colonial development, culminating with ownership of the mission properties under successive civic jurisdictions (independent Mexico, Republic of Texas, State of Texas, Bexar County, and City of San Antonio). Several broad questions served as focus points for the research. What were the legal bases for the Franciscan missions as instruments of the Spanish Empire? What was the extent of the initial land grants at the time of their establishment in the eighteenth century? How were the missions' agricultural and pastoral lands configured? And, finally, what impact has urbanization had upon the former Franciscan foundations? The findings in this study will be valuable for scholars of Texas borderlands and Hispanic New World history. Additionally, genealogists and people with roots in the San Antonio missions area may find useful clues to family history in this extensive study of landownership along the banks of the Río San Antonio.--Amazon.com
Knight without armor : Carlos Eduardo Castañeda, 1896-1958 by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
A biography of twentieth-century Hispanic historian Carlos Castaneda, discussing his humble origins, his work on behalf of the poor, his rise to prominence in the field of education, and his prolific publishing career
Warm weather & bad whiskey : the 1886 Laredo election riot by Jerry D Thompson( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The bloody riot between Laredo's Botas and Guaraches, in the decade from 1884 to 1894, is one of the most violent yet least known of the political feuds of the American West. It overshadows the notorious El Paso Salt War, the killings in New Mexico's Lincoln County, the genocidal Graham-Tewskbury feud in Arizona's pine-shrouded Pleasant Valley, and the war in Johnson County on Wyoming's frigid Powder River. The "boots and sandles" rivalry reached its sanguinary peak on April 7, 1886, during a victorious political parade in Laredo's St. Augustine Plaza when the Guaraches fired on the Botas with a cannon--certainly the only example of feuding with artillery in the history of the Old West. Even the U.S. Army from nearby Fort McIntosh had to be called out to stop the carnage, a battle which left at least sixteen and perhaps as many as thirty citizens dead. The violence between the two partidos gave rise to the all-powerful Independent Club, the Partido Viejo as it came to be known locally, which dominated Laredo politics for over eighty years and had a major influence on regional, state and even national politics. Jerry Thompson, a historian at Laredo State University known for his work in chronicling the Civil War of the Southwest, has researched the Bota-Guarache confrontation almost entirely from primary sources. He says, "The feud was not sheepmen against cattlemen, homesteaders against ranchers, the unscrupulous against the righteous, or the powerful against the weak. It was a feud between several closely related and powerful families with shifting and often confusing allegiances that cut across racial, religious and class lines. It was an economic and political struggle for power and money, a struggle to determine whether an existing political machine or an aspiring new party, parading under the banner of reform, would dominate Laredo and border politics. Warm Weather and Bad Whiskey fills a huge gap in the history of South Texas and U.S.-Mexico border politics. Thompson's tenacious research is enhanced by his engaging literary style; his meticulous examination of the political corruption that was a way of life on the border is both tragic and humorous -- Book jacket
Tejano epic : essays in honor of Félix D. Almaráz, Jr. ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Essays written in honor of former Leon Valley resident and prominent historian Felix D. Almaraz by other historians
Texas history movies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Texas history in cartoons accompanied by narrative and captions
Crossroad of empire : the church and state on the Rio Grande frontier of Coahuila and Texas, 1700-1821 by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Inventory of county records, Wilson County courthouse, Floresville, Texas by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Borderlands : the heritage of the lower Río Grande through the art of José Cisneros by José Cisneros( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Standing room only; a history of the San Antonio Little Theatre, 1912-1962 by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Inventory of the Rio Grande missions, 1772, San Juan Bautistia and San Bernardo by Coahuila, Mexico) San Juan Bautista del Río Grande (Mission : Guerrero( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Governor Antonio Martinez and Mexican independence in Texas : an orderly transition by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
The Mexican borderlands ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Inventory of county records, Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio, Texas ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Letters from Gov. Antonio Martinez to the Viceroy Juan Ruiz de Apodaca by Antonio Martínez( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The missions of San Antonio : a heritage for all Americans : a continuing colloquium. Proceedings by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Empty echoes in a howling wind : myths and realities in the Tejano Community, from Cabeza de Vaca to Santa Anna by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The Chicano : essays by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Eyewitnesses to Texas History by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Reading exercises on Mexican Americans by Félix D Almaráz( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Presents short biographical sketches of Mexican Americans from a variety of occupations and fields of achievement, "written on a fourth to fifth grade level". Exercises follow each selection to reinforce reading comprehension skills
 
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Alternative Names
Almaraz, Felix D.
Almaráz, Félix Díaz 1933-
Almaráz, Félix Díaz Junior 1933-
Díaz Almaráz, Félix 1933-
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