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Title:
History and legends of the Alamo and other missions in and around San Antonio
Author:
De Zavala, Adina, 1861-1955.
Publication Information:
Houston, Tex. : Arte Público Press, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
lviii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Originally published in 1917.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781558851818
Format :
Book

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Originally published in 1917 by Adina de Zavala, this volume reconstructs the history of the Alamo back to precolonial times. Its importance lies not only in its portrayal of Texas' history as a product of Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American contributions, but also in its focus on the role of Texas women and Texas Mexicans in shaping the historical record. At a time when Texas Mexican women held little influence, de Zavala attempted to rewrite the way Texas history was written and constructed. This literary milestone, recipient of the San Antonio Conservation Society's annual book award, includes historical maps, plates, diary accounts and other records.