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The Texicans Elizabeth Maul Schwartz

The Texicans

Elizabeth Maul Schwartz

Published April 15th 2000
ISBN : 9780967750507
Hardcover
320 pages
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NOT another story about Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston and the boys.Decades before Crockett, Bowie or Houston set foot in Texas, Frederick Stockman was already there. And he intended stay. Frederick Stockman and his family immigrate to SpanishMoreNOT another story about Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston and the boys.Decades before Crockett, Bowie or Houston set foot in Texas, Frederick Stockman was already there. And he intended stay. Frederick Stockman and his family immigrate to Spanish Texas in 1806 to ranch, only to find themselves inexorably drawn into the bitter conflict between Mexico and Spain. They join forces with a dashing young Spanish Army deserter, Miguel Gonzales, in his successful campaign to liberate Mexico and Texas from Spanish Rule. Their ties are further cemented when Gonzales marries into the family.As Heroes of Mexico, the Texicans -- staunch supporters of Mexican rule for Texas -- soon find themselves vilified by North American settlers flocking across the unprotected border. These newcomers, calling themselves Texians, view Mexico, Mexicans and Texicans as the enemy. Targets of bigotry, the Texicans themselves are torn along cultural lines as their hero-turned-despot, General Santa Anna, propels them toward a deadly showdown.