After the Alamo by Robert Scott

By Robert Scott

After the Alamo is going past well known fantasy and folklore to discover the occasions and painting the heroes (and the cowards) of the Texas struggle for Independence. whereas Texans have been normally unsatisfied with their Mexican govt in 1835, so much of them didn't want a progressive warfare opposed to Santa Anna. even though there have been scattered violence within the territory, it was once basically after a band of usually outsiders was once slaughtered in their recognized protection of the Alamo that Texans even tried to arrange formal competition. Then they wound up with governors and 4 army commanders, all at odds with each other. it'll take numerous extra tragedies--at San Patricio, Refugio, and Goliad--to eventually weld the Texans right into a unmarried- minded humans keen to provide every little thing for his or her independence. on the middle of this epic fight was once James Walker Fannin-- useless, indecisive, probably cowardly, and at the same time heroic. used to be he a hero or a villain? This e-book probes this seldom- mentioned Texas tale in heart-wrenching aspect after which leaves the choice to you

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His troubles began when he got into a serious fistfight with a fellow student in November of 1821.

Very quickly, however, the intentions of the Council took on more ominous colors. A minority group of pro-independence radicals seized control of the Council and began to agitate for a lot more than just resolution of minor problems from Mexico City. The radicals wanted separation from Mexico. They were after Texas independence, and they made it clear they would settle for nothing less. One of the most vocal supporters of secession from Mexico was a newcomer to the territory, a man named William Barret Travis.

After the battle the Anglo-Europeans and Americans living on Texas soil still had two choicesthe same choices they had before the battle was fought: They could either submit to the legal government of the land (Mexico), or they could leave the land and go somewhere elseto the United States, for example. For most Texans, the debacle at the Alamo was convincing evidence that resistance to Santa Anna was both foolish and useless. No Texas army could defeat Santa Anna's well-trained army, no matter how badly they had wanted to.

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