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The Resource Land! : Irish pioneers in Mexican and revolutionary Texas, Graham Davis

Land! : Irish pioneers in Mexican and revolutionary Texas, Graham Davis

Label
Land! : Irish pioneers in Mexican and revolutionary Texas
Title
Land!
Title remainder
Irish pioneers in Mexican and revolutionary Texas
Statement of responsibility
Graham Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The only successful European empresarios in mid-nineteenth-century Mexican Texas - men authorized to bring immigrants to settle the vast spaces of Mexico's northern territories - were Irish. On their land grants, Irish settlers founded Refugio and San Patricio and went on to take active roles in the economic and political development of Texas. It required a hardy spirit and strong ambition to weather the perils that accompanied these opportunities - the long journey, shipwrecks, hostile Indians, injury and disease - and Irish pioneers proved fit for the task. They were not seeking relief from famine or English oppression in their own country. These were vigorous, strong-willed people who possessed the monetary means to remove themselves from their insular surroundings. What they were seeking, and what they obtained, was land."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Graham
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Series volume
no. 92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • Pioneers
  • Businessmen
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Land settlement
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • San Patricio County (Tex.)
  • Refugio County (Tex.)
  • Texas
Label
Land! : Irish pioneers in Mexican and revolutionary Texas, Graham Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 3
  • 1.
  • Province of Texas in Newly Independent Mexico.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Context of Emigration: Prefamine Ireland.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Irish Recruitment and the Settlements of San Patricio and Refugio.
  • p. 72
  • 4.
  • Irish and the Texas Revolution, 1835-36.
  • p. 106
  • 5.
  • Life of Pioneer Settlers in Texas.
  • p. 154
  • 6.
  • Ranching Culture and the Texas Cattle King: Thomas O'Connor of Refugio County.
  • p. 195
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 237
  • App. 1.
  • Passenger Lists.
  • p. 241
  • App. 2.
  • Land Grantees in San Patricio and Refugio.
  • p. 247
  • App. 3.
  • Signers of the Goliad Declaration of Independence.
  • p. 255
  • App. 4.
  • Irish Colonists in the Texan Armies.
  • p. 256
  • Notes.
  • p. 259
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 283
  • Index.
  • p. 293
Control code
982001008478
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 p
Isbn
9781585441891
Lccn
2001008478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Land! : Irish pioneers in Mexican and revolutionary Texas, Graham Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 3
  • 1.
  • Province of Texas in Newly Independent Mexico.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Context of Emigration: Prefamine Ireland.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Irish Recruitment and the Settlements of San Patricio and Refugio.
  • p. 72
  • 4.
  • Irish and the Texas Revolution, 1835-36.
  • p. 106
  • 5.
  • Life of Pioneer Settlers in Texas.
  • p. 154
  • 6.
  • Ranching Culture and the Texas Cattle King: Thomas O'Connor of Refugio County.
  • p. 195
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 237
  • App. 1.
  • Passenger Lists.
  • p. 241
  • App. 2.
  • Land Grantees in San Patricio and Refugio.
  • p. 247
  • App. 3.
  • Signers of the Goliad Declaration of Independence.
  • p. 255
  • App. 4.
  • Irish Colonists in the Texan Armies.
  • p. 256
  • Notes.
  • p. 259
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 283
  • Index.
  • p. 293
Control code
982001008478
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 p
Isbn
9781585441891
Lccn
2001008478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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