Forget the Alamo: The True Story of the Myth That Made Texas

by Bryan Burrough

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Forget the Alamo: The True Story of the Myth That Made Texas

by Bryan Burrough


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  • Mob Mentality

    William Travis slaughtered people at Anahuac for no reason; Texans were horrified by his actions. But he managed to get them riled up at the Mexican Army that was coming to arrest him and they rallied behind him rather than handing him over. Mob mentality is a powerful force and fear is a highly mot

  • The Victor Paints The Picture

    History is riddled with mythological versions of events that are painted by the victors. What winner wants to say, “Hey, we were awful people and committed most of the wrongs, but we won then blamed those on the losers and now we’re heroes.”? Not many. Davie Crocket, Jim Bowie, and William Travis we

  • Mexico Changed Stances

    When Mexico changed its stance and took its independence into hand, they decided that slavery wasn’t acceptable. This scared the Texans that were using slaves to do their work and it deterred people from moving to Texas to invest in land and cotton if they couldn’t bring their slaves with them to wo

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