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Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: Politics in the de Leon colony (Victoria Colony)

Dr. Crimm discusses the politics in the de Leon colony (Victoria Colony). In 1824, Martin and Patricia de Leon, who had 10 children, set out to establish a colony in Texas. The location of the colony created political issues and discord, as it was surrounded by the colonies of Austin, DeWitt, and many other Anglo settlers. Martin's son, Fernando, become the land commissioner and was in charge of assigning land to settlers. Fernando ran into problems with the Austin Colony and, in fact, was thrown in jail at one point by Stephen F. Austin for unknown reasons.

Texas Talks with Debra Winegarten: Webinar on Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby

Debra Winegarten. sociologist, lecturer and author of the biography "Oveta Culp Hobby - Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist," sits down to discuss Oveta's unique story and impact on Texas and the U.S. during WWII. Oveta Culp Hobby (1905–1995) had a lifetime of stellar achievement. During World War II, she was asked to build a women’s army from scratch—and did. Hobby became Director of the Women’s Army Corps and the first Army woman to earn the rank of colonel.

Texas Talks with Debra Winegarten: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby - Part 1

Winegarten discusses Oveta's early childhood in Killeen, Texas and her experience working with her father in the Texas legislature. Her father was an attorney and served in the Texas state legislature. Her mother was a suffragist. Oveta’s name is an Iroquois word for forget; however, Winegarten discusses why Oveta was one of the most unforgettable women in Texas history. By age 20 she was the youngest parliamentarian in the Texas legislature.

Texas Talks with Debra Winegarten: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby - Part 2

Winegarten discusses Oveta's life after she met governor Hobby. She explains how Oveta was brought in to the WWII efforts and got women involved. Oveta moved to D.C. to run the Women’s’ Interest Bureau for the Army. As more men are drafted, women were looked at more and more for help. Oveta was asked to draw up a plan for a women’s army unit and eventually asked to run it. Winegarten reveals a number of challenges Oveta faced in her groundbreaking roles.

Texas Talks with Debra Winegarten: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby Winegarten - Part 3

Winegarten discusses the importance of women in the auxiliary units and Colonel Hobbys roles during World War II. Oveta was honored for her service and later appointment to the presidential cabinet, the second woman to ever hold that position. She became the secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare during the time of the polio vaccine’s approval, which Winegarten discusses with viewers. Lastly, she discusses the legacy of Oveta Culp Hobby.

Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: Understanding the Galvez Family

Dr. Crimm discusses the Galvez family, including the life of Bernardo’s uncle Jose de Galvez, who came from humble beginnings and left an enduring contribution to history through his influence on the Bourbon monarch Spain’s King Charles III. Crimm also discusses the role of Creoles in New Spain, who eventually lead to Mexico's independence from Spain.

Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm - Bernardo de Galvez

On November 2, 2015, Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm presented “Bernardo de Galvez and the Impact of the American Revolution on Texas.” Galvez is the namesake for Galveston Island and he was a governor, general, and viceroy of Mexico. During his lifetime, his family was one of the most distinguished in the royal service of Spain. Following family tradition, Bernardo chose a military career. Before Spain entered the American Revolutionary War, Gálvez did much to aid the American patriots.

Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: Contrasting Cultures: Patricia de Leon and Petra Vela Kenedy

Dr. Crimm's full Texas Talks on two Tejano women: Patricia de Leon and Petra Vela Kenedy, recorded in December 2015, contrasts these women's experiences in 19th century Texas. Patricia de la Garza de Leon was born in 1775 from a prominent Mexican family. She inherited a fortune from her father, which she used, along with her empresario husband, Martin de Leon’s money earned from the sale of livestock to establish the de Leon Colony in Texas. Patricia was an influential figure in the founding of the city of Victoria. She gave birth to 10 children.

Texas Talks with Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm: Patricia de Leon's Legal Battles and Legacy

Dr. Crimm discusses Patricia's legacy. During the Texas Revolution, General Rusk moved many Mexican families from the de Leon colony in an attempt to prevent them from aiding the Mexican government. During this instability, Patricia decided to move her family to New Orleans which she sold her ranch property to do. By 1845, Patricia returned to Texas and her children scattered. Many became involved in court battles. Many Mexicans lost land during this period as Anglo squatters came in and took over.

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