A Revolution Remembered: The Memoirs and Selected Correspondence

A Revolution Remembered The Memoirs and Selected Correspondence Scion of one of San Antonio s leading early families Juan Nepomuceno Segu n grew up in a Texas beset by violence and destruction During the s he matured in a household that welcomed Stephen F Aus

  • Title: A Revolution Remembered: The Memoirs and Selected Correspondence
  • Author: Jesús F. de la Teja
  • ISBN: 9780876111857
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Scion of one of San Antonio s leading early families, Juan Nepomuceno Segu n grew up in a Texas beset by violence and destruction During the 1820s he matured in a household that welcomed Stephen F Austin, and like many prominent Tejanos, the young Segu n came to see Anglo Americans as a boon to the development of his beloved homeland With the eruption of rebellion in TeScion of one of San Antonio s leading early families, Juan Nepomuceno Segu n grew up in a Texas beset by violence and destruction During the 1820s he matured in a household that welcomed Stephen F Austin, and like many prominent Tejanos, the young Segu n came to see Anglo Americans as a boon to the development of his beloved homeland With the eruption of rebellion in Texas in October 1835, he volunteered for service in the Texas army and was involved in some of the most memorable events in the War of Independence, from the siege of Bexar to the Runaway Scrape and the battle of San Jacinto.As the most prominent Tejano military figure during the war, and an important political figure thereafter, Segu n made enemies among the newly arriving Anglo Americans unaware of the contributions of numerous Tejanos to the Texas cause His opposition to land grabbers in the San Antonio area and the machinations of political enemies while serving as mayor of San Antonio forced him to seek safety in Mexico, where he was impressed into military service Among his controversial actions during his six year exile were involvement in Gen Adri n Woll s occupation of San Antonio in September 1842 and command of a Mexican cavalry company during the Mexican War.After his return to Texas in 1848, he became involved in San Antonio politics and was a founding member of the Bexar County Democratic Party He served as an election precinct chairman and as Wilson County judge during Reconstruction before finally retiring in 1870 to Nuevo Laredo, where two of his sons had set up residence He died in the Mexican border town in 1890.Jes s F de la Teja has written the most extensive biographical study yet done on this controversial Tejano, who deserves a place among the familiar names in the litany of the illustrious patriots of the Texas Revolution Here is a wealth of information for serious historians but, even , a readable and informative account for any person interested in early Texas history This reprint edition of the out of print classic contains a new introduction.

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    1. My Texas History is kinda weak, so this book helped to beef it up a little. I found the story of Juan Seguin interesting due to the social injustices that are littered throughout the history of societies Wish I could write more, but whatever. Good book. Read it Peace!

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