History and Legends of the Alamo and Other Missions in and around San Antonio


by Adina de Zavala
Edited by Richard Flores

ISBN: 978-1-55885-181-8
Publication Date: 1996
Bind: Trade Paperback
Pages: 278



Originally published in 1917 by Adina de Zavala, this volume reconstructs the history of the Alamo back to pre-colonial times. Its importance lies not only in its portrayal of Texas’ history as a product of Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo-American contributions, but also in its focus on the role of Texas women and Texas Mexicans in shaping the historical record. At a time when Texas Mexican women held little influence, de Zavala attempted to rewrite the way Texas history was written and constructed. This milestone literary work includes historical maps, plates, diary accounts and other records.