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Texas Conquest

Author : Caroline Bourne
ISBN : 0821724258
Genre : Fiction
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When debonair soldier of fortune Matthew Cade is dispatched to south Texas to swindle Mariah Palmer's land from her, the resourceful beauty uses her devastatingly feminine charm to dissuade Matthew from his mission

Texas Conquest

Author : Holly Castillo
ISBN : 9781946772572
Genre : Fiction
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From the moment Lorenzo Valdez saved Angie Torres from being crushed by an angry mule, he knew she was trouble. Having rolled her out of harm’s way, he can’t deny that he is intrigued by the soft, delicate woman, especially when she races away without telling him her name. Angie serves as a spy to the Texians, aiding them in the Texas Revolution. Her desire for the enemy soldier’s arms around her goes against everything she has been fighting for. However, their fate is intertwined and they are forced to work together. While Angie tries to protect her heart, Lorenzo must overcome his own demons. With the Texians on the verge of attacking San Antonio, Angie and Lorenzo have to fight not only for their right to love one another, but also for their lives and the future of Texas.

The Conquest Of Texas

Author : Gary Clayton Anderson
ISBN : 9780806182216
Genre : History
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This is not your grandfather’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.

Cotton And Conquest

Author : Roger G. Kennedy
ISBN : 9780806188928
Genre : History
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This sweeping work of history explains the westward spread of cotton agriculture and slave labor across the South and into Texas during the decades before the Civil War. In arguing that the U.S. acquisition of Texas originated with planters’ need for new lands to devote to cotton cultivation, celebrated author Roger G. Kennedy takes a long view. Locating the genesis of Southern expansionism in the Jeffersonian era, Cotton and Conquest stretches from 1790 through the end of the Civil War, weaving international commerce, American party politics, technological innovation, Indian-white relations, frontier surveying practices, and various social, economic, and political events into the tapestry of Texas history. The innumerable dots the author deftly connects take the story far beyond Texas. Kennedy begins with a detailed chronicle of the commerce linking British and French textile mills and merchants with Southern cotton plantations. When the cotton states seceded from the Union, they overestimated British and French dependence on Southern cotton. As a result, the Southern plantocracy believed that the British would continue supporting the use of slaves in order to sustain the supply of cotton—a miscalculation with dire consequences for the Confederacy. As cartographers and surveyors located boundaries specified in new international treaties and alliances, they violated earlier agreements with Indian tribes. The Indians were to be displaced yet again, now from Texas cotton lands. The plantation system was thus a prime mover behind Indian removal, Kennedy shows, and it yielded power and riches for planters, bankers, merchants, millers, land speculators, Indian-fighting generals and politicians, and slave traders. In Texas, at the plantation system’s farthest geographic reach, cotton scored its last triumphs. No one who seeks to understand the complex history of Texas can overlook this book.

The Conquest Of The Karankawas And The Tonkawas

Author : Kelly F. Himmel
ISBN : 0890968675
Genre : History
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Chronicles the conquest of the Karankawas and Tonkawas Indians by white settlers in nineteenth-century Texas.

Texas Monthly

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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.

Conquest Los Ojuelos Ranch

Author : Herocimo
ISBN : 9781465353269
Genre : History
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I was one of six children, of the Contreras Family, being Mr. & Mrs. Jesus M. Contreras. We moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1945. I did all my homework, and enjoyed sports, especially, swimming. I volunteered for the Army, 1967. I went to Ft. Campbell, Ky., for Airborne training in 1967 of August-September. I deployed to Ben Hoa, went through TET, Jan. 1st, 1969. We moved to Phu Bai, 5 miles from the DMZ, Vietnam.. I left Vietnam, deployed to Wiesbaden, then Baumholder, Germany in 1969. I transferred to Ft. Hood, Texas, 1970. I E.T.S., Ft. Hood, Texas 1970. It was an Honor to serve my Country, the U.S. of A., and I will do it again , if needed .

The Second Conquest Of Latin America

Author : Steven C. Topik
ISBN : 9780292785663
Genre : Political Science
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Between 1850 and 1930, Latin America's integration into the world economy through the export of raw materials transformed the region. This encounter was nearly as dramatic as the conquistadors' epic confrontation with Native American civilizations centuries before. An emphasis on foreign markets and capital replaced protectionism and self-sufficiency as the hemisphere's guiding principles. In many ways, the means employed during this period to tie Latin America more closely to western Europe and North America resemble strategies currently in vogue. Much can be learned from analyzing the first time that Latin Americans embraced export-led growth. This book focuses on the impact of three key export commodities: coffee, henequen, and petroleum. The authors concentrate on these rather than on national economies because they illustrate more concretely the interaction between the environment, natural and human resources, and the world economy. By analyzing how different products spun complex webs of relationships with their respective markets, the essays in this book illuminate the tensions and contradictions found in the often conflictive relationship between the local and the global, between agency and the not-so-invisible hand. Ultimately, the contributors argue that the results of the "second conquest" were not one-sided as Latin Americans and foreigners together forged a new economic order—one riddled with contradictions that Latin America is still attempting to resolve today.

Texas Heat

Author : Holly Castillo
ISBN : 9781947636088
Genre : Fiction
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He is a man sworn to uphold the law. She has been a rebel her entire life. After witnessing his father's murder, Trevor grew up knowing he would become a lawman. From an early age he learned to track, shoot and survive. When he's offered the chance to join the Texas Rangers, he wears the badge with pride. Serena Torres always finds trouble. After the Texans win independence from Mexico, they face an entirely new problem with the Comanche. As an aide to the Texian army, Serena finds her loyalty challenged by her sympathy with the Comanche cause. When Trevor arrives in San Antonio to provide security for a Council House Meeting, he is immediately taken with the auburn-haired beauty. Serena has never met a man like Trevor whose strength and determination match her own and whose kisses leave her longing for more. Their budding romance is torn apart when the meeting turns into a massacre. As Serena's desire to help creates more trouble, will Trevor be able to save her in time?

The Seductions Of Texas

Author : Juliana Barr
ISBN : WISC:89095294559
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