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"To Whom Was This Sacrifice Useful?":
The Texas Revolution and the Narrative of José Enrique de la Peña

 

The Briscoe Center for American History exhibition "'To Whom Was This Sacrifice Useful?': The Texas Revolution and the Narrative of José Enrique de la Peña," showcases examples from the Center's archival collections relating to the history of the Texas Revolution. Items included in this online exhibit are the Dolph and Janey Briscoe Alamo Daguerreotype, which is the earliest datable photograph taken in Texas; the battle plan at the Alamo; and the Texas Declaration of Independence.

 

 

 

Index to Online Exhibit Pages:

Introduction

"...a rabble of wretched adventurers..."

"...the instigators of the war...declared independence...."

"...the path that strong souls choose in crisis..."

"...I propose to write a review of the Texas Campaign...."

"To whom was this sacrifice useful?..."

"[O]n the 21st of April everything was lost, men, arms, and reputation."

"Never has General Santa Anna performed a more contemptable deed...."

Exhibit Credits

 

 


 

For more information contact:
Lynn Bell - email: l.bell@austin.utexas.edu
John Wheat - email: jr.wheat@mail.utexas.edu