After San Jacinto: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1836-1841

Paperback | June 1, 2009

byJoseph Milton Nance

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The stage was set for conflict: The First Congress of the Republic of Texas had arbitrarily designated the Rio Grande as the boundary of the new nation. Yet the historic boundaries of Texas, under Spain and Mexico, had never extended beyond the Nueces River. Mexico, unwilling to acknowledge Texas independence, was even more unwilling to allow this further encroachment upon her territory.

But neither country was in a strong position to substantiate claims; so the conflict developed as a war of futile threats, border raids, and counterraids. Nevertheless, men died—often heroically—and this is the first full story of their bitter struggle. Based on original sources, it is an unbiased account of Texas-Mexican relations in a crucial period.

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The stage was set for conflict: The First Congress of the Republic of Texas had arbitrarily designated the Rio Grande as the boundary of the new nation. Yet the historic boundaries of Texas, under Spain and Mexico, had never extended beyond the Nueces River. Mexico, unwilling to acknowledge Texas independence, was even more unwilling t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9 × 6 × 2 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292755813

ISBN - 13:9780292755819

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The Trans-Nueces Country2. Mexican Threats and the Texan Military Establishment: May 1836–December 18383. Cattle Raids and Frontier Marauders4. Mexican Threats of a New Campaign against Texas5. The Opening of Frontier Trade6. Lamar’s Efforts to Protect the Frontier7. Lamar’s Efforts to Promote Trade8. The Córdova-Flores Incident9. Texan Participation in the Federalist Wars: First Phase10. Mexican Federalists Seek Support in Texas11. Texan Participation in the Federalist Wars: Second Phase12. Formation of the Republic of the Río Grande13. The Republic of the Río Grande on the Frontier of Texas14. Texan Participation in the Federalist Wars: Final Phase15. Invasion Excitement16. The Southwestern Frontier: Late 1840–184117. Rumors of Invasion18. Mexican Military Commander Requests Armistice19. Capture and Death of Dimitt20. Marauders Prey on Frontier Trade and Life21. Frontier Issues in the Presidential Election of 184122. Frontier Raids, Threats, and Counter-Threats of Invasion23. The Republic’s Colonization Program24. Growth of a War Spirit in the WestEpilogueAppendixBibliographyIndex

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