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Goliad; the other Alamo.


Goliad; the other Alamo.

Bradle, William R.

Pelican Publishing Co.


252 pages




Three weeks after the battle at the Alamo and 100 miles away, the Mexican infantry captured and executed 342 Texans at Goliad. Bradle (modern European history, U. of Illinois) contends that this largely overlooked day-long battle was as crucial as the Alamo in galvanizing Sam Houston's army toward victory against Santa Anna at San Jacinto. This narrative illustrates the conditions that lead to and followed the massacre at Goliad, analyzing the choice of commander James Walker Fannin to ignore Houston's orders to abandon the site, and describing the political and cultural legacy of Texas' 1836 revolution.

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Date:May 1, 2007
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