(The University of North Carolina Press)

This book traces the history behind the creation of Texas through the perspective of the Tejanos of San Antonio de Béxar, who saw the Anglo-Americans as immigrants and the battle of the Alamo as a fight between brothers. The evolution of Tejanos’ cultural identify during this transitional period is explored as they face new pressures and competition, finally establishing a niche within the dominant American culture. Ramos is an assistant professor of history at the University of Houston.