Notable Men And Women Of Spanish Texas

Paperback | January 1, 1999

byDonald E. Chipman, Harriett Denise Joseph

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The Spanish colonial era in Texas (1528-1821) 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.

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:

  • Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
  • Alonso de León
  • Francisco Hidalgo
  • Louis Juchereau de St. Denis
  • Antonio Margil
  • The Marqués de Aguayo
  • Pedro de Rivera
  • Felipe de Rábago
  • José de Escandón
  • Athanase de Mézières
  • The Marqués de Rubí
  • Antonio Gil Ibarvo
  • Domingo Cabello
  • José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara
  • Joaquín de Arredondo

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.

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Using dramatic accounts of real-life incidents, biographical sketches and historical background, Donald E. Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph give us close-up looks at some of the most famous and infamous people in Spanish Texas’ history. Alonso de Leon, Antonio Margil, Pedro de Rivera, Antonio Gil Ibarvo and Domingo Cabello are but a ...

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The Spanish colonial era in Texas (1528-1821) 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 Spa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:375 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.75 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292712189

ISBN - 13:9780292712188

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsOne. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de VacaTwo. Alonso de LeónThree. Francisco Hidalgo/Louis Juchereau de St. Denis Four. Antonio Margil de JesúsFive. Marqués de San Miguel de Aguayo/ Pedro de Rivera y VillalónSix. Felipe de Rábago y TeránSeven. José de Escandón y ElgueraEight. Athanase de MézièresNine. Marqués de Rubí/Antonio Gil IbarvoTen. Domingo Cabello y RoblesEleven. José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara/ Joaquín de ArredondoTwelve. Colonial WomenAfterwordNotesBibliographyIndex

From Our Editors

Using dramatic accounts of real-life incidents, biographical sketches and historical background, Donald E. Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph give us close-up looks at some of the most famous and infamous people in Spanish Texas’ history. Alonso de Leon, Antonio Margil, Pedro de Rivera, Antonio Gil Ibarvo and Domingo Cabello are but a few of the captivating people who populate the pages of Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas.

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In my knowledge of Spanish Texas and the Spanish Borderlands, there is no other work that covers the topic of this book. . . . No other book is so comprehensive and deals with so many personalities in one place. - Oakah L. Jones, Historian and Professor Emeritus, Purdue University