Friday, June 11, 2021

Misremembering the Alamo

This may be a "No, duh" example for you, the reader, but today I learned that the Alamo (and the fight for Texas's independence from Mexico) was almost completely a battle to maintain the right for Anglos from the American South — who had been settling in the Mexican state — to own slaves. Slavery was illegal in Mexico, but the white cotton-growers from Mississippi and other states equated their freedom with the freedom to own other people.

This Washington Post history article fills in a lot of pieces I didn't know.

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