Texas State Historical Assn’s Chief Historian Says the Alamo was an ‘Insignificant’ Battle and Represents ‘Whiteness.’


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This past week, Texas State Historical Association chief historian Walter Buenger made two controversial assertions regarding the Alamo in a story published by USA Today.
“It became in some ways a sort of symbol of Anglo-Saxon preeminence,” he said. “The Alamo became this symbol of what it meant to be white.”
The Alamo had nothing to do with the Confederacy or the Civil War, which occurred 25 years after the famous Texas battle. None of its defenders can be held responsible for its misuse by anyone, including 20th century filmmakers or 21st century historians. Buenger’s attempt to connect the Alamo to misuses long after the battle is misguided at best, and unfair. But what about his factual claims: that it was strategically unimportant at the time, and that it was only recognized as important in the context of a racial backlash?

Let’s take the first claim, that the battle itself was “tactically insignificant.” I reached out to Texas historian Dr. Stephen Hardin. Hardin is professor of history at McMurray State University and is widely regarded as one of the preeminent Texas historians. He has authored numerous books on Texas history including Texian Illiad, which chronicles the Texas Revolution. Hardin wrote the TSHA’s Handbook of Texas entry about the Battle of the Alamo.

Hardin referred me to an article he wrote, titled “Lines in the Sand, Lines on the Soul: Myths, Fallacies, and Canards That Obscure the Battle of the Alamo.” In that article, which first appeared Texan Identities: Moving Beyond Myth, Memory and Fallacy in Texas History (2016, University of North Texas Press), Hardin tackles the assertion that the Battle of the Alamo was not significant in military terms. Hardin calls this claim a “myth.”



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I was at the alamo once on a RON, I screwed up, went pretty early, well the fox split was me and the ugly duckling. The ugly duckling wouldn't give it up because I went pretty early and ignored her.
My only true alamo story. :(


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It's right in the middle of some High Priced Real estate. Let's just tear it down like all of the other Historical objects to White Supremacy and put up a large Office Building named the Obama building. Then let's go back to Europe and turn the US over to the Indians. Of course the AA's will have to go back to Africa.

But really IMO the Texas Historical Association needs a new Chief Historian and the new one cannot call himself Chief Historian , that is racism too.

Getting pretty tired of these Virtue Signaling white pieces of excrement spreading their horse sht.
We need to clean up the trash that has accumulated.