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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Stephen F. Austin battled adversity and hardship to make his father’s dream of an Anglo-American colony in Texas a reality. The Old 300 who made up this colony would be the seeds from which eventual revolution, nationhood and statehood would grow. Unlike many of the heroes of Texas, though, Austin was a proponent of peace and loyal to the Mexican nation, until he was given no choice but to support revolution.
- A brief biography of Stephen F. Austin from the Lone Star Junction, “a Texas history resource provided for the benefit of both Texans and ‘foreigners’ alike.
- Another view on Austin’s legacy from PBS’ New Perspectives on The West.
- The story of Austin’s trip to Mexico in 1833
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