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Promised Land
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In 1842, Sam Houston, president of the new Texas Republic, wanted four things: peace with Mexico, peace with the native population, financing from Europe, and productive settlers for his vast, new country. He issued colonization contracts in an effort to meet all these objectives, but only two of President Houston’s contracts actually resulted in permanent settlement. Promised Land provides a close examination of the circumstances surrounding the colonization contract issued to Henri Castro of France and the contract assumed by Germany’s Adelsverein. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Series Editor’s Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. 1 Context
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 2 France Meets Texas
  2. pp. 10-16
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  1. 3 The Colonization Contracts
  2. pp. 17-31
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  1. 4 Shifting Diplomatic Winds
  2. pp. 32-40
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  1. 5 The Nobles and the Pilgrims
  2. pp. 41-50
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  1. 6 France Sours, Germany Ponders
  2. pp. 51-64
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  1. 7 Setbacks and Preparations
  2. pp. 65-73
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  1. 8 Solms
  2. pp. 74-81
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  1. 9 The Journey
  2. pp. 82-92
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  1. 10 Welcome to Texas
  2. pp. 93-101
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  1. 11 West to San Antonio
  2. pp. 102-115
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  1. 12 Competition
  2. pp. 116-129
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  1. 13 Missed Connections
  2. pp. 130-142
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  1. 14 Priorities
  2. pp. 143-150
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  1. 15 The Founders Depart
  2. pp. 151-160
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  1. 16 The Tides Turn
  2. pp. 161-166
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  1. 17 The Outcome
  2. pp. 167-171
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  1. 18 Aftermath
  2. pp. 172-177
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 178-181
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 183-184
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 185-208
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 209-214
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 215-225
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