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Texas by Terán

Texas by Terán


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Winner, Finalist, Soeurette Diehl Fraser Translation Award, Texas Institute of Letters, 2001

Texas was already slipping from the grasp of Mexico when Manuel Mier y Terán made his tour of inspection in 1828. American settlers were pouring across the vaguely defined border between Mexico's northernmost province and the United States, along with a host of Indian nations driven off their lands by American expansionism.

Terán's mission was to assess the political situation in Texas while establishing its boundary with the United States. Highly qualified for these tasks as a soldier, scientist, and intellectual, he wrote perhaps the most perceptive account of Texas' people, politics, natural resources, and future prospects during the critical decade of the 1820s.

This book contains the full text of Terán's diary--which has never before been published--edited and annotated by Jack Jackson and translated into English by John Wheat. The introduction and epilogue place the diary in historical context, revealing the significant role that Terán played in setting Mexican policy for Texas between 1828 and 1832.


About the Author: A resident of Austin, Jack Jackson is a historical illustrator and independent scholar whose work focuses on the Spanish colonial era. John Wheat is a professional translator and Sound Archivist at the Center for American History at the University of Tex


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780292752351
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publisher Imprint: University of Texas Press
  • Depth: 25
  • Height: 229 mm
  • No of Pages: 312
  • Series Title: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Imprint Series
  • Sub Title: The Diary Kept by General Manuel De Mier Y Teran on His 1828 Inspection of Texas
  • Width: 152 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0292752350
  • Publisher Date: 01 Jan 2000
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: annotated ed
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 18 mm
  • Weight: 512 gr


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