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Remembering Sam Houston and San Jacinto

Post-San Jacinto: Gratification, ire for Houston Revolution’s leader saw Texas’ statehood, then disaster. By John Willingham / Special to the San Antonio Express-News Published 12:02 a.m., Thursday, April 21, 2011 Gen. Sam Houston’s (1793-1863) defeat of Mexico’s army in Texas in …

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The Complex Legacy of the Texas Revolution

Several decades ago, the great British historian J.H. Plumb, in his famous book The Death of the Past, not only described the distinction between the past and history, but predicted that the increasingly rationalistic west would soon throw off the …

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