Straight Talk DVD Now Available
Contact: Karen Weaver, 956-541-2785 ext. 332
Copies of "Straight Talk: The Real Stories of the U.S.-Mexican War" are now available. This two-day symposium set the record straight on common misconceptions and myths about this time period. Four history professors and noted published authors cut through the legends and misrepresentations and gave an entertaining, but complete view of history.
The DVD covers the following topics:
Origins of the US-Mexican War: Views from South of the Rio Grande
Great Myths of Texas: What's True, What's Not
Dr. Jerry Thompson, Texas A&M International, challenges the validity of popular myths about Texas and early statehood
Who Really Fought the War?
Soldiers and Officers: Views of Texas and Northern Mexico
Did You Know?
Americans celebrated the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma with songs, artwork, and poetry. One enterprising company even marketed a men’s hat called the “Palo Alto.” Sales were so brisk that a “Resaca” women’s hat soon followed.