Notes: This is one of a handful of mid-century books published in an attempt to paint a more positive picture of Mexican Americans in US history. Here Canales reprints and annotates two historical essays documenting Mexican American participation in the Texas war for independence. Canales particularly wants to refute the school textbook, Pennybacker's "History of Texas," which he accuses of arousing "hatred and race prejudice between the Anglo-Saxon and Mexican peoples in Texas." Printed by Artes Gráficas, one of the most important US Spanish-language presses.
Rather uncommon. Part II, published in 1957, covered Native Americans in Texas history.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Some foxing to endpapers, else near fine, in a dust jacket missing a shallow chip from the back panel, else near fine.
Publication: Brownsville: Artes Gráficas, 1950.
Item No: #13910