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Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas: Men and Women of Spanish Texas

Explorers and Settlers of Spanish Texas: Men and Women of Spanish Texas [Kindle Edition]

Donald Eugene Chipman , Harriet Denise Joseph

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In Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas, Donald Chipman and Harriett Joseph combined dramatic, real-life incidents, biographical sketches, and historical background to reveal the real human beings behind the legendary figures who discovered, explored, and settled Spanish Texas from 1528 to 1821. Drawing from their earlier book and adapting the language and subject matter to the reading level and interests of middle and high school students, the authors here present the men and women of Spanish Texas for young adult readers and their teachers.

These biographies demonstrate how much we have in common with our early forebears. Profiled in this book are:

  • Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: Ragged Castaway

  • Francisco Vázquez de Coronado: Golden Conquistador

  • María de Agreda: Lady in Blue

  • Alonso de León: Texas Pathfinder

  • Domingo Terán de los Ríos / Francisco Hidalgo: Angry Governor and Man with a Mission

  • Louis St. Denis / Manuela Sánchez: Cavalier and His Bride

  • Antonio Margil de Jesús: God's Donkey

  • Marqués de San Miguel de Aguayo: Chicken War Redeemer

  • Felipe de Rábago y Terán: Sinful Captain

  • José de Escandón y Elguera: Father of South Texas

  • Athanase de Mézières: Troubled Indian Agent

  • Domingo Cabello: Comanche Peacemaker

  • Marqués de Rubí / Antonio Gil Ibarvo: Harsh Inspector and Father of East Texas

  • Bernardo Gutiérrez de Lara / Joaquín de Arredondo: Rebel Captain and Vengeful Royalist

  • Women in Colonial Texas: Pioneer Settlers

  • Women and the Law: Rights and Responsibilities

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9974 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1st edition (1 Jan 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GP3OHR8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Texas History Buff Happy With Book 28 Jan 2013
By F. Giles - Published on
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Gave this as a gift and the young man who received it is very pleased as it concerns one of his deep interests, Texas history, and it speaks to his paternal Hispanic roots, too.
5.0 out of 5 stars It's mostly the people, not just the battles and places, that changed Texas. 22 Sep 2014
By billwoodsa - Published on
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This book was written as a school text but deserves a place on a serious reference shelf. I'm a tour guide and am using it to tell the stories of some of the people that explored our part of Texas. Tourists can "see" the Alamo or Mission San Jose (or any of our other missions), but it takes a bit of explaining to understand the huge impact made by the men and women who went through those walls. This is an easy read in that it is written in a conversational style that avoids the "I'm a history book and you will memorize the names and dates" routine. Instead, we get a peek at what the explorers were really like.
5.0 out of 5 stars Colonial Spanish Texas by the explorers 20 Jan 2014
By Joe Owen - Published on
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Authors Donald Eugen Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph have authored an outstanding book on Spanish Explorers documenting their experiences exploring Texas from the 1500's thru to the 1700's. Not only does this book give the history of Spanish Exploration of Texas but also about the Colonial Spanish Culture in Texas as well as the culture of Native Americans and the Tejano's as well. This book was written and published for secondary junior and senior high students, but also could work well in College Texas history classes as well. The book has the following chapters about the explorers and their observations:
Chapter One: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (Ragged Castaway) Chapter Two: Francisco Vazuez de Cornado (Golden Conquistador), Chapter Three: Maria de Agreda (The Lady in Blue), Chapter Four: Alonsa de Leon (Texas Pathfinder), Chapter Five: Domingo Teran de los rios/Fracisco Hidalgo (Angry Governor and Man with a Mission), Chapter Six: Louis St. Denis/Manuela Sanches (Cavalier and His Bride), Chapter Seven: Antonio Margil de Jesus (God's Donkey), Chapter Eight: Marques de San Miguel de Aguayo (Chicken War Redeemer), Chapter Nine: Felipe de Rabago y Teran (Sinful Captain), Chapter Ten: Jose de Escandon y Elguera (Father of South Texas), Chapter Eleven: Athanse de Mezieres (Troubled Indian Agent), Chapter Twelve: Domingo Cabello (Comanche Peacemaker), Chapter Thirteen: Maques de Rubi/Antonio Gil Ibarvo (Harsh Inspector and Father of East Texas), Chapter Fourteen: Bernardo Guitierrez de Lara/Joaquin de Arredondo, Chapter Fifteen: Women in Colonial Texas (Pioneer Settlers), Chapter Sixteen: Women and the Law (Rights and Responsibilities).
In this book you learn about the daring men who explored Texas and the people they encountered in their journey. You also learn the good and bad that came with exploration and some of the harsh treatment the Spanish instituted on the Native Americans in Texas. Interesting chapters explain the role of Colonial Spanish Women in Texas and their history of influencing many Tejanos and settlements. The journey of the book begins with the famous account of Spaniard Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and how he was a captive of the Native Americans and his observations and journey are fascinating to read. The other explorers history is just as captivating, yet also some were downright cruel towards anyone who wasn't Spanish.
After reading this book, it is easy to see why Texas was such a prized colony of Spain and later Mexico. The land was magnificent to settle, the people of the Colonies were tough and hard working, and the different cultures throughout Texas made for interesting relations between each other and the Spanish.
This is an outstanding book for anyone interested in Texas and Colonial Spanish History. It is a great read that not only should be used in junior and senior high Texas History classes but also at the college level. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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