Cotton, Slavery, and How Mexico's Far North Became the American Southwest (Prerecorded)Andrew Torget
During the first half of the nineteenth century tumultuous transformations remade Texas – and North America. Following the upheavals of the cotton revolution of the early 1800s, American farmers surged beyond American borders as they brought both cotton and slavery into northern Mexico. The result was a series of violent clashes between Americans and Mexicans over the future of slavery and freedom in the territory that led to the Texas Revolution, the rise and collapse of the Republic of Texas, and a war between the United States and Mexico that remade the continent. This is a sweeping story told through the eyes of the people who lived through the struggles that created the foundations of modern Texas.
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Read an interview with Dr. Torget on how he got into Texas history and how he broke the Guiness Book of World Records for teaching a 26.5 hour history lesson!
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