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SEAT OF EMPIRE. The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas.: Kerr, Jeffrey Stuart (Signed) .

SEAT OF EMPIRE. The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas.

Kerr, Jeffrey Stuart (Signed) .

ISBN 10: 0896727823 / ISBN 13: 9780896727823
Verlag: Texas Tech University Press,, Lubbock, Texas., 2013
Gebraucht Zustand: As New Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing, full number line beginning with "1". Signed by the author, Jeffrey Stuart Kerr, on the title page. Signed only - no other names, writing, or marks. Dust jacket and book are in Fine, as new, condition. 294 pages, notes, bibliography, index. The history of the selection of Austin as the capital of Texas created one of the new Republics first political fights pitting Mirabeau Lamar against Sam Houston, the first two presidents of the fledgling Republic of Texas. ; Standard Book Size.; 294. pages; Signed by Author. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 125264

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Titel: SEAT OF EMPIRE. The Embattled Birth of ...

Verlag: Texas Tech University Press,, Lubbock, Texas.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: As New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: First Edition; First Printing.

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Seat of Empire is the best relatively succinct account I know of the events, places, and people so central in the city's and state's history. General readers, state and local lawmakers, college students, and historians will find pleasure and profit in its pages. Kerr provides illuminating contexts for the passionately contested and inevitably politicized question of location and sketches adroitly the picturesque (and often picaresque) pistol-packing politicos caught up in the jousts. -Harold Hyman, William P. Hobby Professor of History Emeritus, Rice University In his lively depiction of the founding of Austin as the capital of Texas, Jeffrey Kerr offers colorful accounts of the scenic setting, early settlers, and contentious times. Against the broader controversy of how to maintain and develop the Republic, he guides us through the ongoing struggle waged between Mirabeau Lamar and Sam Houston, the first two presidents, over the desirability of a new frontier capital.-Alwyn Barr, author of Texans in Revolt: The Battle for San Antonio, 1835

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