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?
The battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma introduced a new form of news gathering. Following the clashes, many newspapers sent reporters to the Rio Grande to cover the unfolding events, ushering in the era of the war correspondent.