By Joseph Milton Nance
The level used to be set for clash: the 1st Congress of the Republic of Texas had arbitrarily certain the Rio Grande because the boundary of the recent kingdom. but the ancient obstacles of Texas, below Spain and Mexico, had by no means prolonged past the Nueces River. Mexico, unwilling to recognize Texas independence, used to be much more unwilling to permit this additional encroachment upon her territory.
But neither kingdom was once in a robust place to confirm claims; so the clash built as a battle of futile threats, border raids, and counterraids. however, males died—often heroically—and this can be the 1st complete tale in their sour fight. in line with unique assets, it truly is an impartial account of Texas-Mexican family in a vital period.
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After San Jacinto: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1836-1841 by Joseph Milton Nance