Texas Revolutionary Experience

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Student’s name Professor’s name Course Date Book Review Synopsis of the Content The Texas Revolutionary Experience by Paul D. Lack is a book aimed at honoring the legends of the Texas Revolution. More focus and insight is given on the reasons that led to the conflict witnessed in 1835-1836 and an analysis of how the real events transpired. In the various chapters, the author successively examines detailed accounts about the past from primary documents with an objective of bringing to light the incidents that took place and collectively culminated to the eruption of the conflict. The military situations, political turbulence, social upheavals, ethnic and religious strife among other aspects receive considerate attention and the aftermath is…show more content…
He wants to bring into light the real issues and matters that took place leading to the eruption of the revolution. The author examines first-hand accounts of what really transpired in relation to the event. Primary documents that contained significant explanations are incorporated in the study to bring about clarity and shed more light on factual happenings. Neglected issues such as conflicting interests, regional disharmonies and racial strife are insightfully examined as some of the matters that characterized the period. Systematic examination of political and social accounts form the core of the book that demonstrate the aftermath of political upheaval, ethnic bitterness, social disorder and other consequences that are evident which helped identify the true identity of Texas. Two Specific Examples of how the author supports the…show more content…
For instance, Lack talks about how Blacks and Latinos were torn between supporting either the Mexicans of the Texans. Strangely enough, their choices were not as such inspired by patriotism to their nation but survival. This practice has extended even to modern society where many prejudices exists about black people due to their simple desire to survive. Perhaps the greatest contrast between the two books is that in The American Promise, the authors analyse how environmental issues such as conservation of sources of energy (coal, fossil fuel) and deforestation. In The Revolutionary Experience, however, the focus on environmental issues is not only shallow but also Lack does not proceed to show how it affected the politics of the time. Would you recommend the book to another student or teacher? Considering the educational, historical as well as cultural value of reading Lack’s book, I would highly recommend another student or teacher to read it. As seen the book presents a comprehensive and balanced account of Texan revolution, one that is unequaled by many historical books. Besides, this well researched and clearly written book, albeit would not replace other related studies but would actively contribute to better understanding of the Texan history. Indeed, The Texas
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