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Faces of Béxar

Early San Antonio and Texas

Jesús F. de la Teja (author)

ISBN: 9781623494018

Publication Date: Feb 2016

Format: Hardback

Showcases the finest work of Jesús F. de la Teja, a foremost authority on Spanish colonial Mexico and Texas through the Republic. These essays trace the arc of the author’s career ove ra quarter of a century. A new bibliographic essay on early San Antonio and Texas history rounds out the collection, showing where Tejano history has been, is now, and where it might go in the future.
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Faces of Béxar showcases the finest work of Jesús F. de la Teja, aforemost authority on Spanish colonial Mexico and Texas throughthe Republic. These essays trace the arc of the author’s career overa quarter of a century. A new bibliographic essay on early SanAntonio and Texas history rounds out the collection, showingwhere Tejano history has been, is now, and where it might go inthe future.

For de la Teja, the Tejano experience in San Antonio is a casestudy of a community in transition, one moved by forceswithin and without. From its beginnings as an imperial outpostto becoming the center of another, newer empire—itself intransition—the social, political, and military history of SanAntonio was central to Texas history, to say nothing of the largercontexts of Mexican and American history. This book exploresthis and more, including San Antonio's origins as a militarysettlement, the community's economic ties to Saltillo, its rolein the fight for Mexican independence, and the motivationsof Tejanos for joining Anglo Texans in the struggle forindependence.

Taken together, Faces of Béxar stands to be a milestone in thegrowing literature on Tejano history.
Illustrations 1 table, 10 black & white photographs
Pages 192
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 29 Feb 2016
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
Series Peoples and Cultures of Texas
Subject/s Society & culture: general   Biography & True Stories  
Jesús F. de la Teja is the Jerome H. and Catherine E. Supple Professor of Southwestern Studies, regents’ professor of history, and the director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University, USA. He is the author of numerous books on Texas history and a former State Historian of Texas.

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