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No. 5 Revolution in Texas: How a Forgotten Rebellion and Its Bloody Suppression Turned Mexicans Into Americans (2003)

Benjamin Heber Johnson

Revolution in Texas

Johnson illuminates the all-but-lost history of the “Plan de San Diego” uprising of 1915, a call to arms for Mexicanos, blacks, and Native Americans to liberate U.S. territory from South Texas to California. Texas Rangers led the violent response, exacting a death toll that ran into the thousands; in an effort to help quell the upheaval, Mexican Americans created their first political organizations, such as the League of United Latin American Citizens. Amid today’s hype about the Valley’s future electoral importance, this book provides an invaluable glimpse into the region’s fractious political history.

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