Civil War & Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier

Civil War & Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier

A Narrative and Photographic History

Book - 2004
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Blackwell North Amer
A richly illustrated history, Civil War and Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier contains more than 125 of the best images taken by Louis de Planque and other photographers, the vast majority having never been published. From numerous archives and private collections, these images include everything from the destruction following the killer hurricane of 1867 to gripping views of the heart-wrenching hanging of an American army deserter and three unfortunate followers of Cortina, who happened to get caught on the wrong side of the river. Also included are rare scenes of Brownsville, Matamoros, and vice-ridden Bagdad, as well as Juaristas, Imperialistas, Cortinistas, Confederates, Federals, Unionists, cotton traders, journalists, merchants, socialities, de Planque himself, and more than one bandit.
Accompanying these images is a comprehensive narrative that superbly chronicles the historic events that engulfed this raw and vast frontier during this tumultuous era. Representing a significant historical achievement, the book is prodigiously researched and detailed.

Publisher: Austin : Texas State Historical Association : In cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas, c2004
ISBN: 9780876112014
0876112017
Branch Call Number: 973.713097 T3744c 2004
Characteristics: 174 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Jones, Lawrence T

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