By David R. McDonald,De León Arnoldo
The first biography to seem in additional than a iteration at the such a lot influential Tejano chief of the 19th century, José Antonio Navarro: looking for the yankee Dream in Nineteenth-Century Texas fills essentially the most evident gaps within the present ancient literature on Texas. The fabricated from a life of examine by means of writer David McDonald, this quantity is certain to face because the definitive remedy of Navarro’s existence for many years to return. McDonald corrects many long-standing misconceptions relating Navarro and fleshes out the information of his lifestyles in a fashion no writer has performed before.
Born in San Antonio in 1795, José Antonio Navarro lived via a tumultuous period in Texas historical past that observed the transitions of Texas from a Spanish colony to a Mexican nation, an self sustaining republic, an American nation, a accomplice country, and an American kingdom once more. greater than simply bearing witness to those occasions, despite the fact that, José Antonio Navarro assisted in shaping them. He served within the legislatures of Coahuila y Texas, the Republic of Texas, and the kingdom of Texas. He used to be a signer of the Texas announcement of Independence and a steadfast defender of the rights of all Tejanos and folks of Mexican descent in Texas, making sure at either the 1836 session that created the Texas Republic and the 1845 drafting of the kingdom structure after annexation that political rights wouldn't be limited completely to these with white pores and skin and natural eu ancestry.
José Antonio Navarro has received a 2013 quotation from the San Antonio Conservation Society's courses Awards Committee.
José Antonio Navarro: looking for the yankee Dream in Nineteenth-Century Texas is greater than only a political biography; it is a narrative of the yank Dream. Navarro and his kin labored tough to enhance their lives at the Texas frontier, beginning together with his father, an immigrant from the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Navarro used to be no longer basically an influential flesh presser, yet a profitable businessman and rancher. This development of development persisted into the subsequent iteration of the relatives while Navarro’s son Ángel entered Harvard university to review legislations. José Antonio Navarro used to be additionally an early buddy of Stephen F. Austin, sharing a imaginative and prescient of Texas with the famed empresario within which either Tejanos and Anglos may possibly thrive. Navarro believed that Texas was once a spot the place peoples of all shades and backgrounds might be capable of detect the yank Dream.
Published with the beneficiant guidance of the buddies of Casa Navarro
Number within the Watson Caufield and Mary Maxwell Arnold Republic of Texas Series