9780321091390

Sam Houston and the American Southwest

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321091390

  • ISBN10:

    0321091396

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2001
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

This biography explores the life of Sam Houston and his important role in the development of the Southwest. The book examines the actions and ideas of Sam Houston, relating his life to the broader themes and developments of the time in which he lived. For anyone interested in the life of Sam Houston, the history of the American Southwest, or the history of Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface to the Second Edition xi
``You Shall Hear of Me''
1(12)
``A Particular Friend of Mine''
13(14)
``A Voluntary Exile''
27(16)
``The Finest Country ... Upon the Globe''
43(20)
``If I Err, the Blame Is Mine''
63(26)
``Perfectly Aware of the Difficulties That Surround Me''
89(18)
``The Only Man for Texas''
107(22)
``Annexation to the Mother Country Is Assured''
129(26)
``Stir Not Up Agitation!''
155(20)
``Whipsters and Demagogues''
175(26)
A Note on the Sources 201(10)
Index 211

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