Castro's Colony

Castro's Colony : Empresario Development in Texas, 1842-1865

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In 1842, French banker Henri Castro secured a colonization grant and recruited more than two thousand Europeans - from France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Hungary, and England - to immigrate to Texas and populate his colony. Bobby D. Weaver describes the empresario system under which this community, now known as Castroville, was formed and considers the life of its founder. He also examines the pioneers' struggles with frontier life - drought, disease, and Indian attacks.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 12mm | 281.23g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 14 b&w photos, 4 maps, bib., index
  • 1585445185
  • 9781585445189

About Bobby D. Weaver

BOBBY D. WEAVER, who received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, is the author or editor of several books and other contributions to Texas history.show more

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"Weaver breaks fresh ground in Castro's Colony. Spicing his work with tidbits from selected Belgian and German newspapers, he makes excellent use of available primary sources in numerous Texas collections as he describes the founding and early development of Henri Castro's colony on the frontier west of San Antonio."show more

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