By Bradley Folsom
Folsom’s energetic account indicates the demanding situations of governing an unlimited and inhospitable sector and gives perception into nineteenth-century army strategies and Spanish viceregal realpolitik. whilst Arredondo and his army—which integrated Arredondo’s protégé, destiny president of Mexico Antonio López de Santa Anna—arrived in Nuevo Santander in 1811, they quick 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 reliant republic. within the conflict of Medina, the bloodiest conflict ever fought in Texas, he overwhelmed the insurgents and his victory with a purge that diminished Texas’s inhabitants through part. Over the next 8 years, Arredondo confronted clean demanding situations to Spanish sovereignty starting from Comanche and Apache raids to persisted American incursion. In reaction, Arredondo overlooked his superiors and ordered his squaddies to terrorize those that disagreed with him.
Arredondo’s activities had dramatic repercussions in Texas, Mexico, and the U.S.. His selection to permit Moses Austin to colonize Texas with americans may culminate within the defeat of Santa Anna in 1836, yet now not prior to Santa Anna had made solid use of the teachings in brutality he had discovered 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