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What role did Texas play in the American revolution? (What–Texas? It wasn’t even a state yet!) And yet, Spain and its empire–including what is now the Lone Star State, did play a role in defeating the British Empire in North America. New archival work is lending light on the ways that Spain, smarting from its loss of the Floridas to Britain in the Seven Years War, backed the American colonists’ push for independence.
This episode looks at US perceptions of Mexico through map making during the US / Mexico War. This talk will discuss in detail a number of maps that were published in the US, mostly New York between 1846 and 1850. Some of them were reissued annually to reflect ongoing progress in the Mexican-American war, but historians and military analysts alike have ignored them until recently. Guest Chloe Ireton looks at how...
Former US Representitive talks about John F. Kennedy's final vist to Fort Worth before his death. This is a three part series of videos.
In this video, The First Lady Anita Perry talks about the Texas Governor's Mansion, including the history of the mansion, the contents of the mansion, former Governor's who lived intheMansion, and ends with the arson of the mansion and the resoration efforts that have been put in place to repare the home.