Emily D West and the Yellow Rose of Texas Myth

Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476613281
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"The book is successful at describing the world West lived in as well as the dangers she faced in Texas. Recommended."--Choice "Traces her entire life."--ProtoView For the first time, the true story of "The Yellow Rose of Texas" is told in full, revealing a host of new insights and perspectives on one of America's most popular stories. For generations, the Yellow Rose of Texas has been one of America's most popular western myths, growing larger over time and little resembling the truth of what happened on April 21, 1836, at the battle of San Jacinto, where a new Texas Republic won its independence. The woman who has been popularly connected to the story was an ordinary but also quite remarkable free black woman from the North, Emily D. West. This work reconstructs her experience, places it in full context and explores the evolution of a most fanciful myth.

Emily D West and the Yellow Rose of Texas Myth

Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786474491
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The book is successful at describing the world West lived in as well as the dangers she faced in Texas. Recommended."--Choice "Traces her entire life."--ProtoView For the first time, the true story of "The Yellow Rose of Texas" is told in full, revealing a host of new insights and perspectives on one of America's most popular stories. For generations, the Yellow Rose of Texas has been one of America's most popular western myths, growing larger over time and little resembling the truth of what happened on April 21, 1836, at the battle of San Jacinto, where a new Texas Republic won its independence. The woman who has been popularly connected to the story was an ordinary but also quite remarkable free black woman from the North, Emily D. West. This work reconstructs her experience, places it in full context and explores the evolution of a most fanciful myth.

Women and the Texas Revolution

Author: Mary L. Scheer
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574414690
Format: PDF
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"Historically, wars and revolutions have offered politically and socially disadvantaged people the opportunity to contribute to the nation (or cause) in exchange for future expanded rights. Although shorter than most conflicts, the Texas Revolution nonetheless profoundly affected not only the leaders and armies, but the survivors, especially women, who endured those tumultuous events and whose lives were altered by the accompanying political, social, and economic changes.

Yellow Rose of Texas

Author: Written by Douglas Brode Illustrated by Joe Orsak
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786462000
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"A graphic novel which relates the legend of Emily Morgan, the African-American woman who inspired the famous folk song "--Provided by publisher.

Making Myth of Emily

Author: Denise McVea
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780977346509
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Award-winning investigative journalist Denise McVea presents extensive evidence that shows how Texas historians, blinded by racial sensibilities, split one woman into two. Along the way, the author recalls the Texas Revolution from a new and refreshing perspective. Following the Zavalas through New Spain, the United States, Paris, Mexico, and finally, to Texas, McVea tells the story of one woman of color who intimately experienced some of Texas' most significant historical events.Emily's story, painstakingly recreated from thousands of historical documents and family records, reveals the need for more diverse interpretations of Texas' vast anecdotal past.

Alexander Hamilton s Revolution

Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510716602
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Despite his less-than-promising beginnings as the only key Founding Father not born and raised on American soil, Hamilton was one of the best and brightest of his generation. His notoriety has rested almost entirely on his role as Secretary of the Treasury in Washington's administration, yet few realize that Washington and Hamilton's bond was forged during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton's Revolution is the first book to explore Hamilton's critical role during the battle for independence. New information presents a little-known and underpublished aspect of Hamilton's life: that he was not only Washington's favorite staff officer, but also his right-hand man for most of the Revolution, serving as Chief of Staff from 1777 to early 1781. While he found this position rewarding, Hamilton continually asked Washington for a field command. Hamilton's wish was granted at the decisive battle of Yorktown, where his Infantry Battalion charged on the defensive bastion on Cornwallis's left flank. Hamilton's capture of this position, while French forced captured the adjacent position, sealed Cornwallis's fate and forced his surrender and ultimate colonial victory. The entire patriotic cause benefited immeasurably from the advice and strategies provided to Washington by his youngest staff officer, Alexander Hamilton. Now, those critical contributions are brought to light in Hamilton's Revolution.

The End of Men

Author: Hanna Rosin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101596929
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“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

The Gates of the Alamo

Author: Stephen Harrigan
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0525431810
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Originally published as hardcover: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.

Persian Fire

Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307386984
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A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Publisher: Ascent Agencyhing Plc
ISBN: 9780615568393
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The first volume to contain both gothic stories 'The Unwatched Door' and 'Clifford's Tower' since their first publication in 1894. Two great pieces of literature lost until now. Both stories were re-discovered by the filmmakers of The Yellow Wallpaper feature film. This Official Motion Picture book includes an excerpt from the screenplay, as well as integrated film images throughout. The Gothic Collection comprises most of Charlotte Perkins Gilmans' gothic work, with a few cross-over selections.