1839-1846 (Temporal Keyword)

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Between the Mythic and the Material: Texas Exceptionalism and Early Austin History (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Noel Harris.

Popular histories portray the Republic of Texas capital city of Austin between 1839 and 1846 as a crude frontier town, characterized by Anglo-American heroism and material deprivation. By stressing these aspects of Republic-era life, such histories omit many facets of early Austin’s social history, including enslaved forced migration and individualism that diverge from this narrative. This research carefully examines extant objects, architecture, and primary source documents to suggest an...