By Bradley Folsom
Folsom’s vigorous account indicates the demanding situations of governing an unlimited and inhospitable quarter and offers perception into nineteenth-century army strategies and Spanish viceregal realpolitik. whilst Arredondo and his army—which incorporated Arredondo’s protégé, destiny president of Mexico Antonio López de Santa Anna—arrived in Nuevo Santander in 1811, they speedy suppressed a innovative upheaval. Arredondo went directly to expel a military of revolutionaries and invaders from the USA who had taken over Texas and declared it an self sufficient republic. within the conflict of Medina, the bloodiest conflict ever fought in Texas, he beaten the insurgents and his victory with a purge that lowered Texas’s inhabitants via part. Over the next 8 years, Arredondo confronted clean demanding situations to Spanish sovereignty starting from Comanche and Apache raids to endured American incursion. In reaction, Arredondo neglected his superiors and ordered his infantrymen to terrorize those that disagreed with him.
Arredondo’s activities had dramatic repercussions in Texas, Mexico, and the us. His choice to permit Moses Austin to colonize Texas with american citizens might culminate within the defeat of Santa Anna in 1836, yet no longer sooner than Santa Anna had made reliable use of the teachings in brutality he had realized so good from his mentor.
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Arredondo: Last Spanish Ruler of Texas and Northeastern New Spain (Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture) by Bradley Folsom