Nearly two hundred years after the Alamo, Texas authors Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, and Jason Stanford ask us to take another look at the fabled story—the last stand of Bowie, Crockett, Travis, and other “Texians” at the most famous battle of the Texas Revolution. Are we remembering a real historical event in which heroes fought to their glorious deaths? Or are we remembering something closer to the largely fictional 1960 John Wayne movie? Join for a discussion on how the myth of the Alamo erased key characters—most of them Tejanos—and how today’s Alamo tale originated to serve spurious ends during the era of Jim Crow. The authors will speak, too, of the controversy surrounding their book’s publication.
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Bryan Burrough, Jason Stanford, Chris Tomlinson, Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth