Cradle of the Texas Republic

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The Cradle of Texas Road encircles the Lone Star landscapes that nurtured so much of the state’s early history, from European settlement through the Texas Republic. The first attempt at Texan liberation ended in the bloodiest battle in Texas history, after the insurgents divided their forces along racial lines at Medina in 1813. It required Sam Houston’s more collaborative approach at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836 to finally realize the dream of Texas independence. Local historians Robin and Joy Montgomery transcribe the region bounded by Navasota, Madisonville, Hunstsville and Conroe into a master class on the subject of nation-building and cultural integration.
ISBN: 9781467151900
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Images: 27
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robin Montgomery, Phd, is a retired professor, author and columnist. His extensive list of previous publications include scholarly contributions on the Vietnam War, country music and the heritage of Montgomery County. His current work addresses the potential for togetherness that can be traced back to the rise of the Texas Republic. Holding an MA in English and history from Sam Houston State University, Joy Montgomery spent time in the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan and served as secretary of the Tennessee Trail of Tears. As former executive director of the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, her publications in association with Robin Montgomery include works on the Cradle of Texas Road, Sam Houston’s Quest and Arcadia books on Navasota and Conroe, Texas.
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