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Tejano Leadership in Mexican
and Revolutionary Texas

A Symposium - October 14, 2006

LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater Texas State University-San Marcos

To Hear the Presentations in order click the links below:

  1) "Erasmo Seguín"
  4) "Carlos de la Garza"
  7) "José Francisco Ruiz"
10) "Fr. Refugio de la Garza"
  2) "Juan Martín Veramendi"
  5) "Ramón Músquiz"
  8) "Rafael Manchola"
11) "Plácido Benavides"
  3) "José Antonio Saucedo"
  6) "José Antonio Navarro"
  9) "José Antonio Menchaca"
12) "Juan N. Seguín"

Hosted by The Department of History, The College of Liberal Arts and The Latino Presence Committee. Major Funding from The Texas State University Equity and Access Committee and The Department of History Taylor Lecture Fund. Additional funding from The Seguin Family Historical Society, The San Marcos Chapter of the American GI Forum, and the Texas State Student Affairs Diversity Team.

Texas State University-San Marcos is a member of the Texas State University System

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====>Click to hear "Erasmo Seguín" by Adán Benavides

Adán Benavides currently is Assistant to the Head Librarian for Research Programs at the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. He has numerous publications including the award-winning The Bexar Archives, 1717-1836: A Name Guide.


====>Click to hear "Juan Martín Veramendi" by David R. McDonald

David R. McDonald until his retirement served as director of the Casa Navarro State Historic site in San Antonio. He is co-editor of Defending Mexican Valor in Texas: José Antonio Navarro’s Historical Writings, 1853-1857, and is working on a new biography of Navarro for publication.


====>Click to hear "José Antonio Saucedo" by Raul Ramos

Raul Ramos is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Houston. He is working on a study of the development of Mexican Texan society in San Antonio from colonial through modern times and is the author of "Finding the Balance: Béxar in Mexican/Indian Relations," in Continental Crossroads: Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History.


====>Click to hear "Carlos de la Garza" by Alonzo Salazar

Alonzo Salazar is an independent scholar from Houston, Texas, and a descendant of Carlos de la Garza. He has made a number of presentations on the de la Garzas’ role in the history of the Goliad-Victoria area and is at work on a biography of the Tejano leader.


====>Click to hear "Ramón Músquiz" by Andrés Reséndez

Andrés Reséndez is Professor of History at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New Mexico, 1800-1850, and A Texas Patriot on Trial in Mexico: José Antonio Navarro and the Texan Santa Fe Expedition, among other works.


====>Click to hear "José Antonio Navarro" by James Crisp

James E. Crisp is Associate Professor and Assistant Head in the Department of History at North Carolina State University. The author and editor of numerous works on the Texas revolutionary period, his Sleuthing The Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand And Other Mysteries Of The Texas Revolution received a 2006 T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award from the Texas Historical Commission.


====>Click to hear "José Francisco Ruiz" by Dora Elizondo Guerra

Dora Elizondo Guerra was, for almost twenty years, Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Texas at San Antonio Library. She has also served as reference librarian and Spanish manuscript curator and translator at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, and has done consulting work at the state and national levels.


====>Click to hear "Rafael Manchola" by Andrés Tijerina

Andrés Tijerina teaches History at Austin Community College. He is the author of numerous works on Tejano history, including Tejanos and Texas Under the Mexican Flag, 1821-1836, winner of a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History, the T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award, the Katheryn Broocks Bates Book Award of the Texas State Historical Association, and a CHOICE Award for Outstanding Academic Books.


====>Click to hear "José Antonio Menchaca" by Timothy M. Matovina

Timothy M. Matovina is Associate Professor of Theology and William and Anna Jean Cushwa Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. Among his many works are the award-winning Tejano Religion and Ethnicity: San Antonio, 1821-1860, and The Alamo Remembered: Tejano Accounts and Perspectives.


====>Click to hear "Fr. Refugio de la Garza" by Rev. Robert Wright

Rev. Robert Wright is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio. He has a particular interest in the history of Catholicism in the Texas-Mexico border region and has written on nineteenth-century Catholic clergy in Texas.


====>Click to hear "Plácido Benavides" by Stephen L. Hardin

Stephen L. Hardin is a military historian who teaches at the Victoria College in Victoria, Texas. He is the author of Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836, which won the T. R. Fehrenbach Book Award, the Sons of the Republic of Texas Summerfield G. Roberts Award, and a Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History.


====>Click to hear "Juan N. Seguín" by Jesús F. de la Teja

Jesús F. de la Teja is Professor of History and Chairman of the Department of History at Texas State University. He is the author and editor of numerous works on Texas history, including the award-winning A Revolution Remembered: The Memoirs and Selected Correspondence of Juan N. Seguín, and San Antonio de Béxar: A Community on New Spain’s Northern Frontier.


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