After San Jacinto: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1836-1841 by Joseph Milton Nance

By Joseph Milton Nance

The level used to be set for clash: the 1st Congress of the Republic of Texas had arbitrarily distinctive the Rio Grande because the boundary of the hot state. but the ancient barriers of Texas, lower than Spain and Mexico, had by no means prolonged past the Nueces River. Mexico, unwilling to recognize Texas independence, was once much more unwilling to permit this additional encroachment upon her territory.

But neither kingdom used to be in a robust place to verify claims; so the clash constructed as a warfare 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 resources, it truly is an independent account of Texas-Mexican relatives in a vital period.

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