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I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley & the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant epub download

by Mary Amberson,James A. McAllen,Margaret H. McAllen


This superb work of history tells the story of the Lower Rio Grande . The Best History Books of 2018. MARY MARGARET McALLEN AMBERSON is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a student of history and anthropology.

This superb work of history tells the story of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the people who struggled to make this daunting land their home. Spanish conquistadors and Mexican revolutionaries.

All the while, the Santa Anita remained the cornerstone of the business and stability of this family. The construction of railroads brought improved means for transportation and new towns, including McAllen, Texas, in 1905. As the lower Rio Grande Valley moved into the modern era, land speculation led economic activity from 1890 through 1910. The book’s ending reveals how, in 1915, Mexican warfare again spilled over the banks of the Rio Grande with deadly results, tragically affecting this family for the next twenty-five years.

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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848) and was promoted as a way to extend the right of United States (. citizenship to Native, African, and Mexican Americans. In reality, the government reneged its responsibilities for federal protection of the rights of its new citizens, and constructed an empire that elevated Euro-Americans' social, economic, and class status, while diminishing the status of others. Another article in the series 'Land of the Scots' this looks at the location, development, layout and importance of the mediaeval burghs in Scotland.

Jesús F. De La Teja, Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson, James A. McAllen, Margaret H. McAllen. Published: 1 July 2004. in Western Historical Quarterly. Western Historical Quarterly, Volume 35; doi:10. Keywords: Anita Land, Land Grant, Lower Rio, Grande Valley, Santa Anita, sleep, Texas, history. For questions or feedback, please reach us at support at scilit.

Anyone who has lived there knows that its way of life, its atmosphere, its food and the way the people who live there think constitute a world apart. By telling the story of this area in terms of the families that settled on the Santa Anita Land Grant, the authors have condensed a crowded historical pageant into human terms the general reader can appreciate and enjoy.

An important addition to any collection of Texas history, I Would Rather Sleep in Texas is one of the most complete studies of the lower Rio Grande, abundantly illustrated with maps and photographs, many never before published. In 1790 the Santa Anita, a Spanish land grant, was awarded to merchant José Manuel Gómez

I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land .

I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson, James A. 'This superb work of history tells the story of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the people who struggled to make this daunting land their home. McAllen Ranch ships all-natural, grass-fed, hormone free steaks right to your door. Tell someone how you really feel by giving them these books.

McAllen Amberson, Mary Margaret, James A. McAllen and Margaret H. McAllen, I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, Austin, TX: Texas State Historical Commission, 2003.

Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and . His mother, Margaret H. McAllen, a former member of the TSHA and the Texas Historical Commissions, began the book project in 1978.

His mother, Margaret H. Mary Margaret McAllen Amberson is the author of the best-selling I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, published by the TSHA in 2003.

This superb work of history tells the story of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the people who struggled to make this daunting land their home. Spanish conquistadors and Mexican revolutionaries, cowboys and ranchers, Texas Rangers and Civil War generals, entrepreneurs and empire builders are all a part of this centuries-long saga, thoroughly researched and skillfully presented here.

In this moving account of the history of the families of the Santa Anita land grant, almost two hundred years of the history of the lower Rio Grande Valley (1748–1940) are revealed. An important addition to any collection of Texas history, I Would Rather Sleep in Texas is one of the most complete studies of the lower Rio Grande, abundantly illustrated with maps and photographs, many never before published.

I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley & the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant epub download

ISBN13: 978-0876112427

ISBN: 0876112424

Author: Mary Amberson,James A. McAllen,Margaret H. McAllen

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn; Paperback edition (March 28, 2010)

Pages: 656 pages

ePUB size: 1781 kb

FB2 size: 1998 kb

Rating: 4.7

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Asyasya
If you have a love for Texas history or are a descendant of anyone that ever lived in south Texas this is a must read. It is a great addition to my collection. And it is in this book that I finally learned the name of my third great grandfather. I have found a couple of errors, but that's to be expected when genealogy is involved and with the release of so many new records, it is easy enough to correct. Overall, it is wonderful to be pulled back in time to get a better understanding of how Hispanics and European families learned to live together.
Asyasya
If you have a love for Texas history or are a descendant of anyone that ever lived in south Texas this is a must read. It is a great addition to my collection. And it is in this book that I finally learned the name of my third great grandfather. I have found a couple of errors, but that's to be expected when genealogy is involved and with the release of so many new records, it is easy enough to correct. Overall, it is wonderful to be pulled back in time to get a better understanding of how Hispanics and European families learned to live together.
Rasmus
i bought this book for an uncle. I own one and have not read it all because it is packed with so much information that I have trouble soaking it all in. A big part of the history in the book is about my mother's side of the family and it verifies information passed down through the generations in my family. I recommend this book to anyone who is a history buff of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. I do warn you that you have to have clear head and mind when you sit down to read it.
Rasmus
i bought this book for an uncle. I own one and have not read it all because it is packed with so much information that I have trouble soaking it all in. A big part of the history in the book is about my mother's side of the family and it verifies information passed down through the generations in my family. I recommend this book to anyone who is a history buff of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. I do warn you that you have to have clear head and mind when you sit down to read it.
Мох
An exceptional piece of history of the Texas Valley. A must reading especially for Texans where we learn the documented truth of what it took to realize the Rio Grand Valley and the State of Texas to be sure. I highly recommend reading for all folks interested in Texas history,
Мох
An exceptional piece of history of the Texas Valley. A must reading especially for Texans where we learn the documented truth of what it took to realize the Rio Grand Valley and the State of Texas to be sure. I highly recommend reading for all folks interested in Texas history,
terostr
It is very interesting to read about the goings on in South Texas in the past and to apply that history to today's map. It is equally as interesting to leearn the origin of the names applied to counties in South Texas and the players in those early days. This is slow reading but it is very important to me as the information gives me perspective.
terostr
It is very interesting to read about the goings on in South Texas in the past and to apply that history to today's map. It is equally as interesting to leearn the origin of the names applied to counties in South Texas and the players in those early days. This is slow reading but it is very important to me as the information gives me perspective.
Arcanefist
Excellent research done plus the author filled with lots of facts and stories I have highly recommend it to friends and family and even those living right here in the Brownsville to McAllen area
Arcanefist
Excellent research done plus the author filled with lots of facts and stories I have highly recommend it to friends and family and even those living right here in the Brownsville to McAllen area
Xtreem
Great! On time!
Xtreem
Great! On time!
GODMAX
Excellent book, I have read several books about south texas but never one that went into the real history of the border in depth.
GODMAX
Excellent book, I have read several books about south texas but never one that went into the real history of the border in depth.
A quick read with lots of fun information on the history of South Texans...I felt as though I were living in the late 19 th century!
A quick read with lots of fun information on the history of South Texans...I felt as though I were living in the late 19 th century!