Monthly Archives: October 2022

Origins of the American Revolution

Introduction What most Americans know about their own country’s history is scarily nescient — although, to be fair, the fault for this lies at the feet of dismally educated teachers who offer their students the pablum of historical reinvention — … Continue reading

Posted in Antiquity, British Colonies, Colonial America, Corruption, Founding Fathers, History, Massachusetts, New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Revolution | 6 Comments

José Cosme de Urrea y Elías González

Introduction There are several definitions for the word filibuster.  In the modern sense, a filibuster is a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedure.  In its historical context, a filibuster is … Continue reading

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The California War (1846 – 1848)

Introduction Anytime someone mentions the Mexican-American War (1846 – 1848), what comes to mind to most people are the battles that took place inside Mexico.  Everyone is thinking, “Mexico.”  They don’t think about California — but California was a province … Continue reading

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The Texas Navy — Part 2

(Continued from Last Week) The Second Texas Navy In mid-1837, all Texas’ ships were either wrecked, captured, or seized by creditors — making Texas vulnerable to another Mexican invasion. Mexico’s effective blockade of the Texas coastline made any ship attempting … Continue reading

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The Texas Navy — Part 1

Background The Mexican Independence Era (1808-1829) was part of a much larger political movement in the Americas.  It was a time when the Hispanic people of North America, Central America, and South America (and far distant Asian countries) threw off … Continue reading

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