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Titel: An Altar for Their Sons: The Alamo and the ...
Verlag: State House Press
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An Altar For Their Sons: The Alamo and the Texas Revolution in Contemporary Newspaper Accounts is a collection of rare documentary materials, the great majority of them not seen or referenced since their dates of original publication.
This book is uniquein that it is the first volume to gather together a large number of contemporary newspaper accounts relating both to the Alamo and to the impact of the Alamo on the rest of the Texas Revolution. Many of these accounts have never been reprinted since they were first published a century and a half ago. Some of them, from very scarce and obscure newspapers, have never been referenced by scholars working in the field.
Beyond the usual bulletins and summaries of events, there are other, more numerous newspaper extracts of rare historical import included here: letters from the war front and elsewhere in the Southwest and Mexico, official documents, republished broadsides and decrees, field reports, diary excerpts, interviews with battle survivors (such as the extraordinarily detail-rich account of the slave Joe in the Frankfort Commonwealth of May 25, 1836), passages from books and magazines of the period, and subsequent memoirs by participants in the war. There is also a section devoted to the Alamo-inspired poetry of the day.Decorating the book are several dozen original illustrations by the author, each one accompanied by a lengthy, footnoted caption. Singer Phil Collins has contributed photographs of some of the rare objects from his extraordinary personal collection of Alamo- and Texas Revolution- related relics, a foretaste of what will appear in his own upcoming book devoted exclusively to his collection.
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