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Come and Take It

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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Sean McIver

#69: Philip Nolan: The First Filibuster

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Before the Texas Revolution, before the Fredonia Revolt, indeed even before Mexico gained independence from Spain, an independent Texas was the goal of several groups of headstrong, brave, and perhaps foolhardy invasions by adventurers from America and other countries. These freebooters were known as the filibusters, and many consider Philip Nolan to be the first of many to make their indelible mark on Texas history.

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