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The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875by Anderson, Gary Clayton
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Retail Price: $29.95
Issue: Spring 2006
The history of nineteenth-century Texas has long boasted several momentous events; the mere mention of the Alamo evokes thoughts of a distant time and place inhabited by heroes named Bowie, Houston, and Crockett. Historian Gary Clayton Anderson dispels these more idealized histories of the Lone Star state, suggesting that both Anglo settlers and government officials engaged in a policy of ethnic cleansing in an effort to eliminate the Indian populations that inhabited the region.