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Crisp, James E. 1946-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 3,993 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vMexican  Biographies  Academic theses  Personal narratives  Diaries  Military history  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: F390, 976.403
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Most widely held works about James E Crisp
 
Most widely held works by James E Crisp
Sleuthing the Alamo : Davy Crockett's last stand and other mysteries of the Texas Revolution by James E Crisp( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text employs a particular archival 'find' in each chapter to show how the meaning of the Texas Revolution, and especially the Alamo battle, cannot be understood without examining the construction of the histories and myths about the birth of the Texas Republic
How did Davy die? and why do we care so much? by Dan Kilgore( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just over thirty years ago, Dan Kilgore ignited a controversy with his presidential address to the Texas State Historical Association and its subsequent publication in book form, How Did Davy Die?" "Following the 1975 release of the first English translation of the eyewitness account of Jose Enrique de la Pena, an officer in Santa Anna's army, Kilgore had the audacity to say in public that historical sources closest to the events suggested that Davy Crockett did not die on the ramparts of the Alamo, swinging the shattered remains of his rifle "Old Betsy," but rather that he was taken captive by the Mexican forces and executed upon Santa Anna's order. Soon after the publication of How Did Davy Die?, Kilgore was the subject of articles in Texas Monthly and The Wall Street Journal and was associated with "the murder of a myth" by the London Daily Mail. He received personal insults and intimations of violence from some who considered his reasoned historical argument an affront to a treasured American icon." "Now, in this enlarged, commemorative edition, James E. Crisp, a professional historian and a participant in the debates over the De la Pena diary, reconsiders the heated disputation surrounding How Did Davy Die? and poses the intriguing followup question, " ... And Why Do We Care So Much?" Crisp reviews the origins and subsequent impact of Kilgore's book, both on the historical hullabaloo and on the author. Along the way, he provides fascinating insights into methods of historical inquiry and the use - or non-use - of original source materials when seeking the truth of events that happened in past centuries. He further examines two aspects of the debate that Kilgore shied away from: the place and function of myth in culture, and the racial overtones of some of the responses to Kilgore's work. In doing so, he allows new voices to join in the ongoing discussion of Dan Kilgore's "big little book.""--Jacket
Anglo-Texan attitudes toward the Mexican, 1821-1845 by James E Crisp( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Santa Anna in Texas : a personal narrative of the revolution by José Enrique de la Peña( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas Revolution scholar James E. Crisp, who discovered the new diary entries in an untranslated manuscript version of the journal, discusses the history of the de la Pea diary controversy and presents new evidence in the matter. With the missing week and the perspective Crisp provides, the diary should prompt a new round of debate over what really happened at the Alamo. When it was first translated and published in English in 1975 by Carmen Perry, With Santa Anna in Texas unleashed a fury of emotion and an enduring chasm between some scholars and Texans. The journal of de la Pea, an officer on Santa Anna's staff, reported the capture and execution of Davy Crockett and several others and also stated the reason behind Santa Anna's order to make the final assault on Travis and his men. Whether or not scholars agree with de la Pea's assertions, his journal remains one of the most revealing accounts of the Texas Revolution ever to come to light. -- Amazon.com
Confrontando el Álamo : la última lucha de Davy Crockett y otros mitos de la revolución de Texas by James E Crisp( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little book that wasn't there : the myth and mystery of the de la Pena diary by James E Crisp( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas history, Texas mystery by James E Crisp( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle of San Jacinto symposium 2004, digging for Texas history : new insights into the Battle of San Jacinto and the origins of the Texas revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The San Jacinto campaign of 1836 : new perspectives from the Mexican side( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confrontando el alamo= Sleuthing the Alamo by James E Crisp( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest : How Did Davy Die? and Why Do We Care So Much? by Dan Kilgore( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An incident in San Antonio : the contested iconology of Davy Crockett's death at the Alamo by James E Crisp( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution (New Narratives in American History) by James E Crisp( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sleuthing the Alamo : Davy Crockett's last stand and other mysteries of the Texas Revolution by James E Crisp( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this volume, the author] takes us on an ... adventure, bringing his inquiring intellect to bear on such tried and true topics as Sam Houston, racism and the Texas Revolution, the de la Pena diary, and David Crockett's death. Weaving this complex historical narrative into a wide-ranging discussion of cultural change in Texas over more than a century and half, [he] shows us how little we know about such familiar events and personalities and suggests challenging implications for his new findings.-Dust jacket
The Texas border with Mexico : opportunities and challenges by J. Michael Patrick( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, revolution, and the Texas Republic : toward a reinterpretation by James E Crisp( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sleuthing the Alamo : Davy Crockett's last stand and other mysteries of the Texas Revolution
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How did Davy die? and why do we care so much?With Santa Anna in Texas : a personal narrative of the revolution
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