Describes the battle of the Alamo in 1836 as Mexican soldiers overwhelmed the Texan Alamo defenders, and explains what the battle symbolizes today. The readers choices reveal historical details from the perspective of a Mexican soldier and a Texan rebel.
Texas, 1836. The Republic of Texas began the fight for independence in 1833. For several years, Texans fought the Mexican government for the right to rule itself. One of the historical battles was fought on March 6, 1836, at the Alamo, a crumbling fort defended by 154 men. Stand with the defenders in what became a symbol of Texan courage and sacrifice in this impressive graphic novel. Maps, timelines, glossaries, and indexes make these titles an exciting addition to classroom discussion.
The dramatic story of one of the most famous events in Texas history is told by Ben H. Procter. Procter describes in colorful detail the background, character, and motives of the prominent figures at the Alamo—Bowie, Travis, and Crockett—and the course and outcome of the battle itself. This concise and engaging account of a turning point in Texas history will appeal to students, teachers, historians, and general readers alike.
This book relays the factual details of the Battle of the Alamo that took place in 1836 during the Texas Revolution. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a Texan army commander, a Mexican soldier, and a survivor at the Alamo. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.
Describes the events leading up to and during the siege of the Alamo in 1836, and includes information on the siege's aftermath and why it is a significant event in United States history.
The Battle of the Alamo was one of the most exciting and important battles in American history. It ended tragically for one side, but in the end led to the creation of a new country. Introducing The Battle of the Alamo (Color and Learn): An American History Coloring Book For Everyone!, a book created for you to do more than just read about a location where two unshakable forces were destined to meet. This incredible new work by Color & Learn features: ?High-resolution illustrations of key events, people and places that were crucial to the battle that took place in early 1836.?Powerful historic quotes from Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, William Travis, and others. ? In-depth backstory of each illustration, allowing you to increase your knowledge while coloring and become familiar with facts that will leave you speechless! ?Challenging quizzes that will put you to test all your recently acquired knowledge. ?Fascinating "Did You Know?" trivia lists that will amaze you with information about the flag that was hoisted above the Alamo, where Santa Anna was born and raised, curious facts about Texas city, and much more!There's all this and more in our awesome The Battle of the Alamo (Color and Learn): An American History Coloring Book For Everyone! - the rest is for you to discover! So, don't look any further: this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn more about how, after some negotiations and a couple of battles, everything came to a head outside the Alamo complex. History is calling - grab a copy now and get ready to be a part of it!
In graphic novel format, describes the history of Texas and the Alamo's place within it, focusing on the events occurring during the siege at the Alamo in 1936.
Eyewitness to the Alamo is the actual account of the siege and Battle of the Alamo by those who were present during the attack. This book is the first complete accounting of the Battle of the Alamo by one of our country's foremost authorities on the event.
The Alamo and its defenders, according to historian Stephen L. Hardin, "transcended mere history; both entered the realm of myth." Indeed, the siege and battle of the Alamo serves today as a definition of American character. The date of March 6, 1836, is forever ensconced in the annals of history. But what happened in the twelve days leading up to the final battle of March 6? And did events transpire in the final battle as history has led us to believe? As Hardin stated in the foreword for this book, "Myth has so shrouded every aspect of the Alamo story that it becomes hard to separate the factual from the fanciful. Understand and appreciate the myth. Understand and appreciate the historical reality. But, please, graze them in different pastures." Author Alan Huffines has researched both the history and the myth of the Alamo. What he found lacking in Alamo accounts was a perspective unaffected by either history or myth. In this book he portrays the events preliminary to and during the battle from the viewpoint of the participants. In a day-by-day chronology of the thirteen days, he presents original Texian and Mexican perspectives so that the reader may decide which may be accurate and which possibly embellished. His critical analysis of the participants' reports, through extensive annotation, points out inconsistencies and provides considerable food for thought. The renowned military artist Gary S. Zaboly fastidiously researched primary sources for accuracy in clothing, weapons, architecture, geography, and so on, resulting in maps and artwork that offer a new visual perspective of the Alamo and those who were involved with the siege. Through the author's research and the artist's fine illustrations, the thirteen days come into focus, and the people who experienced the sights, smells, sounds, and emotions of that two-week period are allowed "to speak finally for themselves."
In 1830, many immigrants from the United States called Texas, then a territory of Mexico, home. These immigrants outnumbered Mexican citizens. The U.S. government offered to buy Texas. Instead, Mexico sent troops to keep more U.S. settlers from crossing the border. Tension mounted, as each side prepared to take a stand. Today, people often forget Texas was once part of Mexico, but the cry Remember the Alamo has lived on in history. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and fascinating images will help students discover how the battle for the Alamo was the first step toward Texas independence and statehood, and how this event has shaped the political climate since then.