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Texan Identities : Moving Beyond Myth, Memory, and Fallacy in Texas History (Hardcover)

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Texan Identities rests on the assumption that Texas has distinctive identities that define “what it means to be Texan,” and that these identities flow from myth and memory. What constitutes a Texas identity and how may such change over time? What myths, memories, and fallacies contribute to making a Texas identity? Are all the myths and memories that define Texas identity true or are some of them fallacious? Is there more than one Texas identity?
The discussion begins with the idealized narrative and icons revolving around the Texas Revolution. The Texas Rangers in myth and memory are also explored. Other essays expand on traditional and increasingly outdated interpretations of the Anglo-American myth of Texas by considering little known roles played by women, racial minorities, and specific stereotypes such as the cattleman.
“This work adds greatly to the literature on Texas identities and the variety of the Texas experience.”—Walter L. Buenger, co-editor of Beyond Texas through Time
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: August 22, 2016
TCIN: 51650551
UPC: 9781574416480
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-8447
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