By Joseph Milton Nance
The level used to be set for clash: the 1st Congress of the Republic of Texas had arbitrarily particular the Rio Grande because the boundary of the recent kingdom. but the old barriers of Texas, below Spain and Mexico, had by no means prolonged past the Nueces River. Mexico, unwilling to recognize Texas independence, was once much more unwilling to permit this extra encroachment upon her territory.
But neither nation used to be in a robust place to confirm claims; so the clash constructed as a conflict of futile threats, border raids, and counterraids. however, males died—often heroically—and this is often the 1st complete tale in their sour fight. in response to unique assets, it's an impartial account of Texas-Mexican family members in an important period.
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After San Jacinto: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1836-1841 by Joseph Milton Nance