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The Settlement of Texas, 1820-1850
A discussion of the ethnic processes in early 19th century Texas.
# 138462 | 2,000 words | 5 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , History (U.S. Before 1865)

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The paper discusses how cultural history approaches help us to understand ethnic processes, perhaps especially in frontier situations such as early 19th century Texas where Anglo-American immigration and other events stimulated an anti-Mexican, non-American and Texan identity. The paper makes reference to Mexican imperial politics and Mexico's ethnic history.

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"Recent shifts from social history to cultural history should bring wider appreciation of ethnic or other irregular processes in frontier environments that involved other than a linear drift towards modernity. Royden Loewen stressed the need to reevaluate situations of immigration alert to their complexity. The settlement of Texas between 1820 and 1850 involved a chain of events by no means headed towards urbanization given districts that remain agricultural into present with many Texans able to relate specific stories of how their different ancestors reached Texas, as..."

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