Unsettled Land By Sam W. Haynes
- Narrated by: Courage
- Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
- Release date: 05-03-22
Unsettled Land By Sam W. Haynes AudioBook Summary
A bold new history of the origins and aftermath of the Texas Revolution, revealing how Indians, Mexicans, and Americans battled for survival in one of the continent’s most diverse regions.
The Texas Revolution has long been cast as an epic episode in the origins of the American West. As the story goes, larger-than-life figures like Sam Houston, David Crockett, and William Barret Travis fought to free Texas from repressive Mexican rule. In Unsettled Land, historian Sam Haynes reveals the reality beneath this powerful creation myth. He shows how the lives of ordinary people—White Americans, Mexicans, Native Americans, and those of African descent—were upended by extraordinary events over 25 years. After the battle of San Jacinto, racial lines snapped taut as a new nation, the Lone Star republic, sought to expel Indians, marginalize Mexicans, and tighten its grip on the enslaved.