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Spanish Texas, 1519–1821 by Donald E. Chipman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Spanish Texas, 1519–1821 the book on early Texas It is without peer David J Weber Robert and Nancy Dedman Professor of History Southern Methodist University Modern Texas like Mexico to the south traces its beginning to sixteenth century encounters between Spaniards Native American peoples and a vast land unexplored by Europeans Unlike Mexico however Texas eventually received the stamp of Anglo American culture so that Spanish contributions to present day Texas tend to be obscured or even unknown In this pathfinding study Donald E Chipman draws on archival and secondary sources to write the story of Spain s three hundred year presence and continuing influence in the land that has become Texas .

Chipman begins with the first European sighting of Texas shores in He goes on to chronicle the exploits of Cabeza de Vaca Francisco Va zquez de Coronado Luis Moscoso and other sixteenth century explorers before devoting extensive attention to the eighteenth century a time of active Spanish colonization .

Although Mexican independence ended the Spanish era in Chipman finds that Spain has left a substantial legacy in modern Texas Spanish precedents have shaped modern Texas law in the areas of judicial procedure land and water law and family law Spanish influences abound in Texas art architecture music and theater not to mention the widely spoken Spanish language And the Roman Catholic religion introduced by the Spaniards continues to have many adherents in Texas .

In short the rich history of Spain in Texas deserves to be widely known by Texana buffs and professional historians alike and Spanish Texas is the one volume source toconsult

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In Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas Donald Chipman and Harriett Joseph combined dramatic real life incidents biographical sketches and historical background to reveal the real human beings behind the legendary figures who discovered explored and settled Spanish Texas from to Drawing from their earlier book and adapting the language and subject matter to the reading level and interests of middle and high school students the authors here present the men and women of Spanish Texas for young adult readers and their teachers br br These biographies demonstrate how much we have in common with our early forebears Profiled in this book are br br br Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca Ragged Castaway Francisco Vazquez de Coronado Golden Conquistador Maria de Agreda Lady in Blue Alonso de Leon Texas Pathfinder Domingo Teran de los Rios Francisco Hidalgo Angry Governor and Man with a Mission Louis St Denis Manuela Sanchez Cavalier and His Bride Antonio Margil de Jesus God s Donkey Marques de San Miguel de Aguayo Chicken War Redeemer Felipe de Rabago y Teran Sinful Captain Jose de Escandon y Elguera Father of South Texas Athanase de Mezieres Troubled Indian Agent Domingo Cabello Comanche Peacemaker Marques de Rubi Antonio Gil Ibarvo Harsh Inspector and Father of East Texas Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Joaquin de Arredondo Rebel Captain and Vengeful Royalist Women in Colonial Texas Pioneer Settlers Women and the Law Rights and Responsibilities, The surprising story of how the children of the vanquished retained their rights and privileges in colonial Mexico, b Winner Presidio La Bahia Award Sons of the Republic of Texas br Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association Book Award the Texas Old Missions and Fort Restoration Association and the Texas Catholic Historical Society b br br The Spanish colonial era in Texas continues to emerge from the shadowy past with every new archaeological and historical discovery In this book years of archival sleuthing by Donald E Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph now reveal the real human beings behind the legendary figures who discovered explored and settled Spanish Texas br br By combining dramatic real life incidents biographical sketches and historical background the authors bring to life these famous and sometimes infamous men of Spanish Texas br br br Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca br Alonso de Leon br Francisco Hidalgo br Louis Juchereau de St Denis br Antonio Margil br The Marques de Aguayo br Pedro de Rivera br Felipe de Rabago br Jose de Escandon br Athanase de Mezieres br The Marques de Rubi br Antonio Gil Ibarvo br Domingo Cabello br Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara br Joaquin de Arredondo br The authors also devote a chapter to the women of Spanish Texas drawing on scarce historical clues to tell the stories of both well known and previously unknown Tejana Indian and African women, Heaven s Messengers begins with the death of six young people three in Mexico two in the United States and one in Spain All are admitted to heaven by St Peter and given special assignments to interview six important personages in the conquest of Mexico Hernando Cortes Pedro de Alvarado and Martin Lopez the last far less well known but he was a master carpenter and boat builder who constructed thirteen small vessels that were launched on Lake Texcoco and provided a naval component that proved vitally important to the success of the conquest Dona Marina and Isabel Moctezuma both Aztec women and Leonor Cortes Moctezuma The six messengers are miraculously returned to life and placed in the century of conquest with specific assignments to illustrate how three men steeped in Roman Catholicism and three pagan women become worthy