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  • kuramirocket
    18.06.2021 - 26 minutes ago

    Remember the Alamo? According to Texas lore, it's the site in San Antonio where, in 1836, about 180 Texan rebels died defending the state during Texas' war for independence from Mexico.

    The siege of the Alamo was memorably depicted in a Walt Disney series and in a 1960 movie starring John Wayne. But three writers, all Texans, say the common narrative of the Texas revolt overlooks the fact that it was waged in part to ensure slavery would be preserved.

    "Slavery was the undeniable linchpin of all of this," author Bryan Burrough says. "It was the thing that the two sides had been arguing about and shooting about for going on 15 years. And yet it still surprises me that slavery went unexamined for so long."

    In their new book, Forget the Alamo, Burrough and co-writers Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford challenge common misconceptions surrounding the conflict — including the notion that Davy Crockett was a martyr who fought to the death rather than surrender.

    "Most academics now believe, based on Mexican accounts and contemporary accounts, that, in fact, [Crockett] did surrender and was executed," Burrough says.

    The story of the Alamo has been central to the "whole Texas creation myth," Burrough says. But he adds it's past time to look critically at the "heroic Anglo narrative" associated with the site.

    "One of the reasons that it matters most is that Latinos are poised to become a majority in Texas, according to census data," he says. "So if there's ever been a time for there to be a robust civic conversation ... about this, about the place of the Alamo in our history, about Texas history itself, we hope it was now."

    Interview Highlights

    On how Texas history often fails to address slavery

    It still surprises me that slavery went unexamined for so long. But then you have to understand: The Texas revolt, for 150 years, was largely ignored by academics, in part because it was considered déclassé, it was considered provincial, and because the state government of Texas, much as they're doing now, has for 120, 130 years, made very clear to the University of Texas faculty and to the faculty of other state-funded universities that it only wants one type of Texas history taught ... and that if you get outside those boundaries, you're going to hear about it from the Legislature.

    On how Mexican Americans were largely written out of Texas history

    The Tejanos, who were the Texians' key allies and a number of which fought and died at the Alamo, were entirely written out of generations of Texas history [as it was] written by Anglo writers. This was mirrored very much in the kind of ethnic cleansing that went on after the revolution in which hundreds of Tejanos were pushed out of San Antonio, in Victoria and existing towns, their lands taken, laws passed against their ability to marry white women and hold public office.

    On the myth that the Alamo defenders fought to the death

    [Mexican Gen. Antonio López de] Santa Anna is coming north with 6,000 troops. [The Alamo defenders have] maybe 200 guys at essentially an indefensible open-air Spanish mission. There has always been this great mystery of why on earth [Lt. Col. William] Travis and [James] Bowie stay, and the best argument there is probably because they believe reinforcements would be forthcoming. Every other day they send off these plaintive, dramatic letters asking for reinforcement that, by and large, never came.

    But the truly perplexing thing is that in the two weeks leading up to the arrival of Santa Anna's forces in San Antonio, Travis and Bowie are getting almost daily warnings of the progress. They know they're coming and yet still they stay there. It makes absolutely no sense of why they stayed there, except for the fact that these are men who, by and large, have never been in war. You get a sense that Travis never really believes something bad can happen to him. I mean, the idea that Mexican soldiers would show up and kill them all just seems like a notion that he never really accepted, that somehow something would happen to spirit them all the way to safety. And of course, it doesn't happen. And of course, this leads to one of the great myths, which is the bravery of the Alamo defenders, how they fought to their death and everything. And when you look at the facts, they never made a conscious decision to fight to the death. There was no line in the sand drawn.

    What we now know is because Mexican accounts — accounts from Mexican officers and soldiers — a number of them, a dozen of them have come to light over the last 50 years, show that between a third and a half [of] the Texas defenders actually broke and ran. They ran out into the open where they were unceremoniously run down and killed by Mexican cavalry. Now, neither we nor the academic authors who first found this say that this means anybody was a coward. It was just that the place was overrun. It wasn't like every man fought to his death in place, as generations of historians have taught us.

    On how the Anglo-centric narrative of the Alamo history has affected Latino kids

    Mexican American kids can grow up in Texas believing they're Americans, with the Statue of Liberty and all that, until seventh grade when you were taught, in essence, that if you're Mexican, your ancestors killed Davy Crockett, that that's kind of the original sin of the Texas creation myth. It has been used just anecdotally for generations to put down Mexican Americans, a big beefy white guy going up to the little Mexican guy and punching him in the arm and saying, "Remember the Alamo," that type of thing.

    To an amazing degree, maybe because the Texas media [are] still dominated by Anglos as well as the Texas government, that viewpoint has just never really gotten into the mainstream. ... By and large, any time you've had any type of Latino voice come out and question the traditional Anglo narrative, they've been shouted down.

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  • fictional-worlds-are-exquisite
    18.06.2021 - 2 hours ago
    #how was the line determined #is it like #how do you even determine that actually #is there like a major city near the split that was very anti-slavery and thus it was cut at that boundary #or did #well actually i don't know how else that would be determined #mind you i don't know how state lines got determined in the first place #so i guess i wouldn't have any clue here at all #i'm gonna look this up #time for me to find wherever the fuck Virginia is #never mind i was clearly thinking of states in aotearoa sizes i forgot the US is massive i have no idea how this line happened #why are some of your states. like that. #they're all. ziggy zaggy. wibbly wobbly. how were these states decided in the first place
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  • filosofablogger
    18.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Juneteenth Is Now Official, But ...

    Juneteenth Is Now Official, But …

    Tomorrow is Juneteeth.  If you don’t know what Juneteenth is, please visit my post from last year to refresh your memory.  In short, Juneteenth is “a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the…

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    #Chip Roy#Civil War#Emancipation Proclamation#Mo Brooks#Paul Gosar #President Joe Biden #slavery in America #Thomas Massie #U.S. House of Representatives
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  • malenipshadows
    18.06.2021 - 2 hours ago
    #Biden signs Juneteenth holiday into law #Juneteenth marks end of U.S. slavery for Blacks #joseph r biden jr sworn in as 46th U.S. president #Kamala Harris sworn in as U.S. vice president #Biden & Harris restoring decency #restoring decency & honor to U.S. politics #restoring sanity & governance to U.S. politics #making U.S. Constitution mean something again #to form a more perfect union
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  • angryisokay
    18.06.2021 - 5 hours ago

    Critical Race Theory is a necessary and integral part of teaching kids about slavery?

    Since fucking when?

    #it's not necessary #people have been learning about slavery without it for generations #and if you cannot teach people that slavery is bad without it maybe you're just a shit teacher
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  • mistresssmith33
    18.06.2021 - 7 hours ago

    I’m a mistress looking for sissy submissive slave to dominate

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  • politijohn
    18.06.2021 - 8 hours ago

    TL;DR: Nestle argued they could not be sued for funding, overseeing, and profiting from a system of child slavery in Africa because the conduct did not occur in the U.S. The Supreme Court ruled in Nestle’s favor.

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  • nachosforfree
    18.06.2021 - 8 hours ago
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  • sins-of-the-sea
    18.06.2021 - 8 hours ago
    #when it comes to being her Captain Frascona is her boss #but everyday domestic things? Abena is 100% the boss lmao #and Franky is okay with that #it's a relief for him in fact #their power dynamic has balance #I love Frascona and Abena so much #this is why I won't ship them with anyone else #[About Frascona]#[About Abena]#[Meme]#racism tw#misogyny tw#slavery tw
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  • spellsword177
    18.06.2021 - 9 hours ago
    #Crash Course Black American History #The Germantown Petition Against Slavery #Pennsylvania#1688#Thones Kunders#Dennis Conard#Juneteenth
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  • elinaahunt
    18.06.2021 - 9 hours ago

    I bet you agree with me

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  • red9w
    17.06.2021 - 11 hours ago

    When it comes to the abolition of slavery, there is something I want you to know: Europe and North America made it illegal. If it was up to Africa, Latin America, Middle East, men and women and children would still be sold unto slavery. And if the abolition of slavery is repeal and rejected, Africa, Latin America, Middle East would return to sell people in a heartbeat. If in this issue, we are out of the woods, it’s thanks to the whites. Whites fought alongside of blacks during the civil war, killed other whites. That is way better than blacks being sold by other blacks. I can thank whites enough. I can, by always putting them first.

    #Juneteenth #Abolition of slavery announced in Texas on In what is now known as Juneteenth #on June 19 #1865
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  • wr1t3-my-wr0ngs
    17.06.2021 - 11 hours ago

    Lost, Stolen, and Strayed - Ch 4/7

    Remembering Yesterdays Tomorrow (In the Here and Now)- part 5 cnt.

    Tag list: @lightasthesun @anakinskybae @misfitz-7 @jedi-mando @x0-mysti-0x

    The Zygerrian plot starts to unfold, and old paths that have been walked before reveal new surprises.

    Hi everyone! It's finally here! It's been a long time comming, but chapter 4 is finally up! Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and under standing of how long it has taken for this next chapter to get written. I am so excited that I finally am able to share it with you.

    Special thanks to my beta readers @misfitz-7 and @seethestarsalittlecloser This chapter would not be what it is without the two of you. If anyone would like to read something new, I highly encourage you to check both of them out on Ao3, as they are AMAZING writers!

    #commander fox#ahsoka tano#padme amidala #obi wan kenobi #shaak ti #clone trooper boil #commander cody #mentions of slavery #zygerria arc#RYTITHAN #the clone wars #star wars#rexsoka#captain rex #star wars fanfiction #canon typical violence #time travel au #fanfic#fanfiction #clone wars fanfiction #want to be on my tag list? like my pinned post!
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  • mistrexxxseerena
    17.06.2021 - 11 hours ago


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