Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
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In 1842, war between the Republic of Texas and Mexico reignited, leading to a series of disastrous invasions back and forth across the border. Today we look at the compelling story of the Mier Expedition and the infamous Black Bean incident.
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There are some good first-hand accounts on the Sons of DeWitt Colony site.
Here’s a good collection of links/summaries of the events surrounding the Mier Expedition, from multiple points of view.
Lone Star Nation by H.W. Brands is hailed as a “balanced, unromanticized account” of the early years of Texas, including the events surrounding the Mier Expedition.
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