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The Resource De León, a Tejano family history, Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm

De León, a Tejano family history, Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm

Label
De León, a Tejano family history
Title
De León, a Tejano family history
Statement of responsibility
Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is a superb work. ... The story of the de Leon family is the stuff from which movies are made."--Arnoldo De Leon, C.J. "Red" Davidson Professor of History, Angelo State University La familia de Leon was one of the foundation stones on which Texas was built. Martn̕ de Leon and his wife Patricia de la Garza left a comfortable life in Mexico for the hardships and uncertainties of the Texas frontier in 1801. Together, they established family ranches in South Texas and, in 1824, the town of Victoria and the de Leon colony on the Guadalupe River (along with Stephen F. Austin's colony, the only completely successful colonization effort in Texas). They and their descendents survived and prospered under four governments, as the society in which they lived evolved from autocratic to republican and the economy from which they drew their livelihood changed from one of mercantile control to one characterized by capitalistic investments. Combining the storytelling flair of a novelist with a scholar's concern for the facts, Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm here recounts the history of three generations of the de Leon family. She follows Martn̕ and Patricia from their beginnings in Mexico through the establishment of the family ranches in Texas and the founding of the de Leon colony and the town of Victoria. Then she details how, after Martn̕'s death in 1834, Patricia and her children endured the Texas Revolution, exile in New Orleans and Mexico, expropriation of their lands, and, after returning to Texas, years of legal battles to regain their property. Representative of the experiences of many Tejanos whose stories have yet to be written, the history of the de Leon family is the story of the Tejano settlers of Texas
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 976.4/125/004687200922
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.V6
LC item number
C75 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
De León, a Tejano family history, Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Settling New Spain's northern frontier, 1750-1800 -- The de Leon ranches in Texas, 1800-1813 -- Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Victoria, 1813-1828 -- Problems, 1828-1834 -- Tejanos and the Texas Revolution, 1834-1835 -- Revolution and exile, 1835-1845 -- Fighting for the land, 1845-1853 -- Tejanos in Texas, 1853-1880
Control code
ocm52595113
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780292702165
Lccn
2003013921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52595113
  • (Sirsi) a807684
  • (Sirsi) a807684
Label
De León, a Tejano family history, Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Settling New Spain's northern frontier, 1750-1800 -- The de Leon ranches in Texas, 1800-1813 -- Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Victoria, 1813-1828 -- Problems, 1828-1834 -- Tejanos and the Texas Revolution, 1834-1835 -- Revolution and exile, 1835-1845 -- Fighting for the land, 1845-1853 -- Tejanos in Texas, 1853-1880
Control code
ocm52595113
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 311 pages
Isbn
9780292702165
Lccn
2003013921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52595113
  • (Sirsi) a807684
  • (Sirsi) a807684

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