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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Defeat at the hands of Texas rebels on the field of San Jacinto has left Mexican leader Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna disgraced and discredited, and his country mired in political and economic chaos. But he would rise from the ashes many times before his ambition finally overreached his usefulness.
Professor Will Fowler of the University of St. Andrews has written an amazing and comprehensive reexamination of the life of Santa Anna called Santa Anna of Mexico. You can read excerpts or sign up for the full book on questia.com, or buy it on Amazon!
The amazing story of Santa Anna’s role in the invention and popularization of chewing gum in America.
The Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas Library has a nice timeline of Santa Anna’s life as well as many examples of his correspondence and writing.
A great article about the captured leg of Santa Anna, seized by Illinois troops during the Mexican American War. It should probably be in Texas, but we suppose we’ll let the people of Illinois have this one…
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