The Navy of the Republic of Texas, 1835-1845

Author: Alex Dienst

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781298810076

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Page: 194

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The Texas Navy

Author: Alex Dienst

Publisher: Fireship Press

ISBN: 1934757047

Category: History

Page: 208

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Everyone has heard of the USS Constitution and the USS Constellation. They were the first two ships commissioned into the United States Navy. But have you ever heard of the Liberty and the Invincible? They were the first two ships commissioned into the Navy of the Republic of Texas. Between 1835 and 1845 the Republic of Texas had their own fleet. In between court martialing each other, suppressing mutinies, legalizing piracy and getting stone drunk in New Orleans-they actually found the time to beat the British and Spanish-trained Mexican Navy. In 1906, Alex Dienst made an exhaustive study of the Texas Navy. Using original source documents and newspaper accounts of the day-now, in many cases, long lost-he put together this intriguing book. It's a little known story of chaos and confusion, mixed with unparalleled heroism and self-sacrifice. It deserves to be told again. Fireship Press is proud to bring this book back to life as part of our Contemporized Classics Series.

Single Star of the West

The Republic of Texas, 1836-1845

Author: Kenneth W. Howell,Charles Swanlund

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574416715

Category: History

Page: 560

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Does Texas’s experience as a republic make it unique among the other states? In many ways, Texas was an “accidental republic” for nearly ten years, until Texans voted overwhelmingly in favor of annexation to the United States after winning independence from Mexico. Single Star of the West chronicles Texas’s efforts to maneuver through the pitfalls and hardships of creating and maintaining the “accidental republic.” The volume begins with the Texas Revolution and examines whether or not a true Texas identity emerged during the Republic era. Next, several contributors discuss how the Republic was defended by its army, navy, and the Texas Rangers. Individual chapters focus on the early founders of Texas—Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, and Anson Jones—who were all exceptional men, but like all men, suffered from their own share of fears and faults. Texas’s efforts at diplomacy, and persistence and transformation in its economy, also receive careful analysis. Finally, social and cultural aspects of the Texas Republic receive coverage, with discussions of women, American Indians, African Americans, Tejanos, and religion. The contributors also focus on the extent that conditions in the republic attracted political and economic opportunists, some of whom achieved a remarkable degree of success. Single Star of the West also highlights how the Texas Republic was established on American political ideology. With the majority of the white settlers coming from the United States, this will not surprise many scholars of the era. In some cases, the Texans successfully adopted American political and economic ideology to their needs, while other times they failed miserably.

Chamber's Encyclopœdia

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Chamber's Encyclopædia

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Chambers's Encyclopaedia

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Library of Universal Knowledge

A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia, with Copious Additions by American Authors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The American Universal Cyclopædia

A Complete Library of Knowledge. A Reprint of the Last Edinburgh and London Ed. of Chambers's Encyclopædia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

Being the History of the United States, as Illustrated in the Lives of the Founders, Builders, and Defenders of the Republic, and of the Men and Women who are Doing the Work and Moulding the Thought of the Present Time

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans

Author: William Cooper Nell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American soldiers

Page: 396

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The Blood of Heroes

The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation

Author: James Donovan

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316202541

Category: History

Page: 512

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On February 23, 1836, a large Mexican army led by dictator Santa Anna reached San Antonio and laid siege to about 175 Texas rebels holed up in the Alamo. The Texans refused to surrender for nearly two weeks until almost 2,000 Mexican troops unleashed a final assault. The defenders fought valiantly-for their lives and for a free and independent Texas-but in the end, they were all slaughtered. Their ultimate sacrifice inspired the rallying cry "Remember the Alamo!" and eventual triumph. Exhaustively researched, and drawing upon fresh primary sources in U.S. and Mexican archives, THE BLOOD OF HEROES is the definitive account of this epic battle. Populated by larger-than-life characters--including Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis--this is a stirring story of audacity, valor, and redemption.