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Author Jackson, Ron, 1966-

Title Joe, the slave who became an Alamo legend / Ron J. Jackson, Jr. and Lee Spencer White ; foreword by Phil Collins.

Publication Info. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    976.403 JAC    Available
Description xxiv, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Summary "Among the fifty or so Texan survivors of the siege of the Alamo was Joe, the personal slave of Lt. Col. William Barret Travis. First interrogated by Santa Anna, Joe was allowed to depart (along with Susana Dickinson) and eventually made his way to the seat of the revolutionary government at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Joe was then returned to the Travis estate in Columbia, Texas, near the coast. He escaped in 1837 and was never captured. Ron J. Jackson and Lee White have meticulously researched plantation ledgers, journals, memoirs, slave narratives, ship logs, newspapers, personal letters, and court documents to fill in the gaps of Joe's story. "Joe, the Slave Who Became an Alamo Legend" provides not only a recovered biography of an individual lost to history, but also offers a fresh vantage point from which to view the events of the Texas Revolution"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-311) and index.
Contents March 5, 1836 -- Marthasville -- Chattel -- St. Louis -- This Side of the Grave -- Gone to Texas -- Harrisburg -- North Star -- Another Soul Gone -- William Barret Travis -- Shadowing Legends -- Dogs of War -- Into the Unknown -- A Passing Comet -- The Wolf -- Besieged -- Fate -- Defining Hour -- The Hourglass -- Between Two Worlds -- March 6, 1836 -- From the Ashes -- "Travis's Negro" -- The Estate -- Legendary Journey -- Shadows and Ghosts -- Afterword.
Subject Joe, 1815-
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836.
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 -- Biography.
African Americans -- Texas -- Biography.
Slaves -- Texas -- Biography.
Fugitive slaves -- Texas -- Biography.
Travis, William Barret, 1809-1836 -- Friends and associates.
Legends -- Texas.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author White, Lee Spencer, 1955-
ISBN 9780806147031 (hardback : alkaline paper)
0806147032 (hardback : alkaline paper)

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