For de la Teja, the Tejano experience in San Antonio is a case study of a community in transition, one moved by forces within and without. From its beginnings as an imperial outpost to becoming the center of another, newer empire, the history of San Antonio was central to Texas history. This book explores this and more, including San Antonio’s origins as a military settlement, the community’s economic ties to Saltillo, its role in the fight for Mexican independence, and the motivations of Tejanos for joining Anglo Texans in the struggle for independence.
Taken together, Faces of Béxar stands to be a milestone in the growing literature on Tejano history.
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Published by Texas A&M University Press