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Emily D West And The Yellow Rose Of Texas Myth

Author : Phillip Thomas Tucker
ISBN : 9780786474493
Genre : History
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"The book is successful at describing the world West lived in as well as the dangers she faced in Texas. Recommended."--Choice "Traces her entire life."--ProtoView For the first time, the true story of "The Yellow Rose of Texas" is told in full, revealing a host of new insights and perspectives on one of America's most popular stories. For generations, the Yellow Rose of Texas has been one of America's most popular western myths, growing larger over time and little resembling the truth of what happened on April 21, 1836, at the battle of San Jacinto, where a new Texas Republic won its independence. The woman who has been popularly connected to the story was an ordinary but also quite remarkable free black woman from the North, Emily D. West. This work reconstructs her experience, places it in full context and explores the evolution of a most fanciful myth.
Category: History

Yellow Rose Of Texas The The Song The Legend And Emily D West

Author : Lora-Marie Bernard
ISBN : 9781467142571
Genre : History
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The legend of the Yellow Rose of Texas holds an indisputable place in Lone Star culture, tethered to a familiar song that has served as a Civil War marching tune, a pop chart staple and a halftime anthem. Almost two centuries of Texas mythmaking successfully muddled fact with fable in song. The true story of Emily D. West remains mired in dispute and unrecognizable beneath the manipulative tales that grew up around it. The complete truth may never be recovered, but author Lora-Marie Bernard seeks an honest account honoring the grit and determination that brought a free black woman from the abolitionist riots of Connecticut to the thick of a bloody Texas revolution. A Lone Star native who grew up immersed in the Yellow Rose legend, Bernard also traces other stories that legend has obscured, including the connection between Emily D. West and plans for a free black colony in Texas.
Category: History

Finding Anything About Everything In Texas

Author : Edward M. Walters
ISBN : 1589791991
Genre : Travel
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A crash course in locating information about the Lone Star State. Each chapter begins with an engaging, little known, even quirky story and then shows the reader how to follow the printed and electronic trail to uncover more detail.
Category: Travel

Houston S Forgotten Heritage

Author : Dorothy Knox Howe Houghton
ISBN : 0892633115
Genre : History
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This ambitious book, originally published by Rice University Press in 1991, describes Houston home life and culture from the settlement of Houston to World War I, when rapid economic development spelled demolition for many notable nineteenth-century public buildings.
Category: History

Sleuthing The Alamo

Author : James E. Crisp
ISBN : 0199755809
Genre : History
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In Sleuthing the Alamo, historian James E. Crisp draws back the curtain on years of mythmaking to reveal some surprising truths about the Texas Revolution--truths often obscured by both racism and "political correctness," as history has been hijacked by combatants in the culture wars of the past two centuries. Beginning with a very personal prologue recalling both the pride and the prejudices that he encountered in the Texas of his youth, Crisp traces his path to the discovery of documents distorted, censored, and ignored--documents which reveal long-silenced voices from the Texan past. In each of four chapters focusing on specific documentary "finds," Crisp uncovers the clues that led to these archival discoveries. Along the way, the cast of characters expands to include: a prominent historian who tried to walk away from his first book; an unlikely teenaged "speechwriter" for General Sam Houston; three eyewitnesses to the death of Davy Crockett at the Alamo; a desperate inmate of Mexico City's Inquisition Prison, whose scribbled memoir of the war in Texas is now listed in the Guiness Book of World Records; and the stealthy slasher of the most famous historical painting in Texas. In his afterword, Crisp explores the evidence behind the mythic "Yellow Rose of Texas" and examines some of the powerful forces at work in silencing the very voices from the past that we most need to hear today. Here then is an engaging first-person account of historical detective work, illuminating the methods of the serious historian--and the motives of those who prefer glorious myth to unflattering truth.
Category: History

Feminist Collections

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ISBN : OSU:32435087647426
Genre : Women's studies
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Category: Women's studies

Black Pioneer

Author : Jim Jones M.A. & Jean E. Ward Ed.
ISBN : 9780557712380
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Author : Francis Edward Abernethy
ISBN : 1574411403
Genre : Fiction
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Contains a sample of the research conducted by members of the Texas Folklore Society at the turn of the millennium as represented at the 1998, 1999, and 2000 meetings.
Category: Fiction

Black Texas Women

Author : Ruthe Winegarten
ISBN : 0292790929
Genre : History
File Size : 40.33 MB
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This book is like a time capsule of black women's history.
Category: History

The History Of Texas Music

Author : Gary Hartman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131685062
Genre : History
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A broad-based survey of music in Texas offers critical analyses of the origins of and influences on specific musical genres, profiles key musicians, assesses the influence of Texan music and musicians on the history of American music, and provides guidance on additional sources for further information.
Category: History