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The Resource Exiled : the Last Days of Sam Houston

Exiled : the Last Days of Sam Houston

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Exiled : the Last Days of Sam Houston
Title
Exiled
Title remainder
the Last Days of Sam Houston
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After an undisputed record of political achievement--leading the decisive battle for Texas independence at San Jacinto, serving twice as president of the Republic of Texas, twice again as a United States senator after annexation, and finally as governor of Texas--Sam Houston found himself in the winter of his life in a self-imposed exile among the pines of East Texas. Houston was often a bundle of complicated contradictions. He was a spirited advocate for public education but had little formal education himself. He was very much "a Jackson man" but disagreed with his mentor on the treatment of Native Americans. He was a slaveholder who opposed abolition but scuttled his own political reputation by resisting the South's move toward secession. After refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy in 1861, Houston was swiftly evicted from the governor's office. "Let me tell you what is coming," he later said from a window at the Tremont Hotel in Galveston. "After the sacrifice of countless millions of treasure and hundreds of thousands of lives, you may win Southern independence if God be not against you, but I doubt it." Houston died just two years later, and the nation was indeed fractured. Ron Rozelle's masterful biographical portrait here lingers on Houston's final years, especially as lived out in Huntsville, when so much of his life's work seemed on the verge of coming undone. Artfully written for the general reader, Exiled: The Last Days of Sam Houston is a compelling look at Sam Houston's legacy and twilight years
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rozelle, Ron
Dewey number
976.404092
Index
index present
LC call number
F390.H84
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houston, Sam
  • Houston, Sam
  • Governors
  • Texas
  • Houston, Sam
  • HISTORY
  • Governors
  • Homes
  • Last years of a person's life
  • Texas
Label
Exiled : the Last Days of Sam Houston
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1015872219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623495879
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015872219
Label
Exiled : the Last Days of Sam Houston
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1015872219
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (234 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781623495879
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1015872219

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