Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas

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Yale University Press, 2001 - 493 páginas
Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas," has long been enshrined in the public imagination as an authentic American hero, but one who was colorless and rather remote. This book, the first major biography in more than seventy years, brings Austin's private life, motives, personality, and character into sharp focus, revealing a driven man who successfully mixed effort and cunning, idealism and pragmatism to build an illustrious career. Gregg Cantrell traces Austin's early life from his privileged boyhood as the son of the Missouri mining baron Moses Austin to his family's humiliating financial downfall after the War of 1812. He tells how in 1821 Stephen Austin inherited his father's daring plan to colonize Spanish Texas. Over the next fifteen years Austin carried out this plan with dazzling success, becoming a consummate manager, exhorter, politician, and diplomat, and playing a central role in the events that led to the Texas Revolution and the establishment of the Lone Star Republic. Within a generation, as a result largely of forces that he helped set in motion, the United States completed its drive for mastery over the North American continent.
 

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN: Empresario of Texas

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The first critical study in 75 years of the founder of Anglo-American Texas—an appealing figure who here has gained a shrewd and skilled biographer. Stephen Austin was born in the trans-Mississippi ... Leer reseña completa

Stephen F. Austin, empresario of Texas

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Cantrell (history, Hardin-Simmons Univ.) has written the first major biography of Austin, the "Father of Texas," since Eugene C. Barker's Life of Stephen F. Austin (1925). Unlike his predecessor, who ... Leer reseña completa

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Introduction
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THREE
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New Beginnings 18191820 +
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Texas 18201821
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Mexico 18211823 +104
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SEVEN
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Staying the Course 18251827 +
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NINE
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ELEVEN
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Prison 18331834 +
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TWELVE
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THIRTEEN
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FOURTEEN
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Stephen F Austin in Retrospect +
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