For the Love of Texas: Tell Me about the Revolution!
Publisher : History Press
Description

Before Texas was a state in the U.S. it was a state of Mexico, called Coahuila y Tejas. Texans then--like Texans today--didn't like being told what to do. So, in 1835 the land now known as Texas organized a revolt, fought for freedom from Mexico and for an independent Texas--that's right, Texas was a country! But before it could gain independence, for over six months, Mexican troops under Santa Anna battled against the Texas Colonists in a bloody war with effects Texans can still find today. Saddle up with Betsy and George Christian for an interactive, fun chapter in Texas' history for kids that challenges them to ask questions about the history they're told and the world in which they live.



The Story Behind This Book
Before Texas was a state in the United States, it was a state of Mexico called Coahuila y Tejas. Texans then—like Texans today—didn’t like being told what to do. So in 1835, the land now known as Texas organized a revolt and fought for freedom from Mexico and for an independent Texas—that’s right, Texas was a country! But before it could gain independence, for over six months, Mexican troops under Santa Anna battled against the Texas colonists in a bloody war with effects Texans can still find today.


Praise and Reviews

History That Bounds Off the Page! 

“History as lively and irreverent as the characters it portrays. No marble statues here, but men and women as you’d like to meet them–and some you’re glad you didn’t meet.”  ~ H.W. Brands, author of 25 books of American history and Pulitzer Prize nominee.

“It’s Texas history time! Don’t give your students a dry rice cake for a resource– serve them an extra large order of chili cheese curly fries covered in ranch dressing.”

“New history book series delivers Texas history leavened with humor and contemporary historiographical debates.”

“Old-school research meets a new voice that connects with students and delivers the message that history matters.”

“Finally, a book that is not historical FICTION, but one that delivers actual historical facts AND one that the students will read and enjoy!”

“History is all explained by geography.” ~ Robert Penn Warren



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Betsy Christian
Betsy and George Christian live in Austin, Texas. Betsy is a writer, public affairs consultant and community volunteer. George, a fifth-generation Texan, practices law and teaches  More...
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