Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (March 3, 2016)
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Faces of Béxar showcases the best paintings of Jesús F. de los angeles Teja, a most advantageous authority on Spanish colonial Mexico and Texas throughout the Republic. those essays hint the arc of the author’s profession over 1 / 4 of a century. a brand new bibliographic essay on early San Antonio and Texas heritage rounds out the gathering, exhibiting the place Tejano background has been, is now, and the place it will probably move sooner or later. For de l. a. Teja, the Tejano event in San Antonio is a case learn of a neighborhood in transition, one moved by way of forces inside of and with out. From its beginnings as an imperial outpost to changing into the guts of one other, more moderen empire—itself in transition—the social, political, and army background of San Antonio used to be principal to Texas historical past, to assert not anything of the bigger contexts of Mexican and American heritage. Faces of Béxar explores this and extra, together with San Antonio's origins as an army cost, the community's fiscal ties to Saltillo, its position within the struggle for Mexican independence, and the motivations of Tejanos for becoming a member of Anglo Texans within the fight for independence. Taken jointly, Faces of Béxar stands to be a milestone within the becoming literature on Tejano background.