Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas

Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas

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Winner, Presidio La Bahia Award, Sons of the Republic of Texas, 2000
Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association Book Award, the Texas Old Missions and Fort Restoration Association and the Texas Catholic Historical Society, 2001

The Spanish colonial era in Texas (1528-1821) continues to emerge from the shadowy past with every new archaeological and historical discovery. In this book, years of archival sleuthing by Donald E. Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph now reveal the real human beings behind the legendary figures who discovered, explored, and settled Spanish Texas.

By combining dramatic, real-life incidents, biographical sketches, and historical background, the authors bring to life these famous (and sometimes infamous) men of Spanish Texas:

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Alonso de Leon
Francisco Hidalgo
Louis Juchereau de St. Denis
Antonio Margil
The Marques de Aguayo
Pedro de Rivera
Felipe de Rabago
Jose de Escandon
Athanase de Mezieres
The Marques de Rubi
Antonio Gil Ibarvo
Domingo Cabello
Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara
Joaquin de Arredondo

The authors also devote a chapter to the women of Spanish Texas, drawing on scarce historical clues to tell the stories of both well-known and previously unknown Tejana, Indian, and African women.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 375 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.1mm | 794g
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 5 halftones, 9 line drawings, 11 maps
  • 0292712189
  • 9780292712188

Table of contents

One. Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
Two. Alonso de Leon
Three. Francisco Hidalgo/Louis Juchereau de St. Denis
Four. Antonio Margil de Jesus
Five. Marques de San Miguel de Aguayo/ Pedro de Rivera y Villalon
Six. Felipe de Rabago y Teran
Seven. Jose de Escandon y Elguera
Eight. Athanase de Mezieres
Nine. Marques de Rubi/Antonio Gil Ibarvo
Ten. Domingo Cabello y Robles
Eleven. Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara/ Joaquin de Arredondo
Twelve. Colonial Women
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"In my knowledge of Spanish Texas and the Spanish Borderlands, there is no other work that covers the topic of this book... No other book is so comprehensive and deals with so many personalities in one place." Oakah L. Jones, Historian and Professor Emeritus, Purdue University
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About Donald E. Chipman

DONALD E. CHIPMAN is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Texas. In 2003 King Juan Carlos I of Spain appointed him as a Knight of the Royal Order of Isabel the Catholic, the highest honor that can be accorded a non-Spaniard. HARRIETT DENISE JOSEPH is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College. Both she and Donald Chipman have spent decades researching, writing, and teaching Texas history. This volume is their third collaborative effort, along with the award-winning Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas and Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas.
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