Lecture: Decades of Turmoil: Texas Before 1836

Dr. De la Teja smiles at the camera.

Explore the Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Revolution in depth with four renowned scholars at the San Jacinto Day Lecture Series.  Lectures will take place before,  between, and after the two reenactments and admission to them is free.  Each lecture will be approximately 30 minutes long with an opportunity for a question-and-answer session following its conclusion.

Dr. Frank de la Teja starts off the series with a presentation called "Decades of Turmoil: Texas Before 1836" on what happened in Texas before the Battle of San Jacinto that led up to the Texas Revolution.

Jesús F. “Frank” de la Teja is Regents’ Professor Emeritus and University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Texas State University in San Marcos. He obtained the Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Texas at Austin, and between 1985 and 1991 he worked in the Archives and Records Division of the Texas General Land Office. He has published extensively on Spanish, Mexican, and Republic-era Texas. He served as book review editor for the Southwestern Historical Quarterly from 1997 to 2014 and as managing editor of Catholic Southwest: A Journal of History and Culture from 1991 to 2005. He has served on the board of directors, as president, and as executive director of the Texas State Historical Association. He was the inaugural State Historian of Texas (2007-2009), is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and the Texas Catholic Historical Society, is a member by election of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Philosophical Society of Texas. Frank was a member of the Humanities Texas board of directors 2011-2016, and currently serves as a scholar director on the boards of the Texas Historical Foundation and the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. He is both an honorary admiral in the Texas Navy and an honorary member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. 

The lecture will take place in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre.

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