IN PERSON - Sam W. Haynes - UNSETTLED LAND

Start: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 6:30pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos Bookstore will be hosting Sam W. Haynes in person on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 pm.

Face Masks are required to attend the event.

Seating for this event will be limited and first-come-first-serve.


A bold new history of the origins and aftermath of the Texas Revolution, revealing how Indians, Mexicans, and Americans battled for survival in one of the continent’s most diverse regions 
 
The Texas Revolution has long been cast as an epic episode in the origins of the American West. As the story goes, larger-than-life figures like Sam Houston, David Crockett, and William Barret Travis fought to free Texas from repressive Mexican rule. In Unsettled Land, historian Sam Haynes reveals the reality beneath this powerful creation myth. He shows how the lives of ordinary people—white Americans, Mexicans, Native Americans, and those of African descent—were upended by extraordinary events over twenty-five years. After the battle of San Jacinto, racial lines snapped taut as a new nation, the Lone Star republic, sought to expel Indians, marginalize Mexicans, and tighten its grip on the enslaved. 
 
This is a revelatory and essential new narrative of a major turning point in the history of North America. 


Sam W. Haynes is a professor in the department of history and the director of the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. He lives in Dallas, Texas.


 

Unsettled Land: From Revolution to Republic, the Struggle for Texas By Sam W. Haynes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781541645417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - May 3rd, 2022