By Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra Andrew Torget’s Seeds of Empire places the early history of nineteenth-century Texas squarely within the political economy of slavery, cotton, and geopolitics. Torget shows that Spanish Texas had become an utterly dysfunctional polity. A royalist bloody response to the creation of autonomous creole juntas almost led to the annihilation of the Tejano […]
Based in a border state, the historians at UT Austin are in a good position to offer historical perspectives on the Mexican-American borderlands regions. Below we have compiled a selection of articles on this topic previously published on NEP.