Hardcover. Signed “Assoc. Prof. – Anthropology UT” inside. CMAS History, Culture, and Society Series. 2002. University of Texas Press. By Richard R. Flores.
“Remember the Alamo!” reverberates through Texas history and culture, but what exactly are we remembering? Over nearly two centuries, the Mexican victory over an outnumbered band of Alamo defenders has been transformed into an American victory for the love of liberty. Why did the historical battle of 1836 undergo this metamorphosis in memory and mythology to become such a potent master symbol in Texan and American culture?