In Brandon’s new podcast series, he explores the history of early Texas as you’ve never heard it before, using new research and recently uncovered documents. This first season traces the identity of modern-day Texas to the first 160 years or so of San Antonio's history, from its founding in 1718 until the arrival of the railroad in 1877.

You can find it on iTunes and Stitcher.

Selected Bibliography below:

Acta solemne de la declaracion de la independencia de la america septentrional. CDMX: November 6, 1813.

Alessio Robles, Vito. Coahuila y Texas en la epoca colonial. CDMX: Editorial Porrúa, S.A., 1978.

Alonso, Armando C. Tejano Legacy Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1998.

Campbell, Randolph B. Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Chipman, Donald E. Spanish Texas, 1519-1821. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2010.

Cisneros, José, Gilberto M. Hinojosa, and Gerald Eugene Poyo. Tejano Origins in Eighteenth-Century San Antonio. Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Pr., 1995.

Crockett, David. Davy Crockett, His Own Story: A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee. Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 1993.

Constitution of the Independent State of Texas. San Fernando, TX: April 17, 1813.

Constitución política de la monarquía española. Cádiz, Esp: March 19, 1812.

Declaración de independencia de la provincia de Texas. San Fernando, TX: April 6, 1813.

De la Teja, Jesus F. San Antonio de Béxar: A Community on New Spain's Northern Frontier. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

Donovan, James. The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo – and the Sacrifice that Forged a Nation. New York, NY: Little Brown and Co., 2012.

Fehrenbach, T. R. Comanches: The Destruction of a People. Bridgewater, NJ: Replica Books, 1999.

Fehrenbach, T. R. The San Antonio Story. Tulsa, OK: Continental Heritage, Inc., 1978.

Fehrenbach, T. R. Lone Star: The Story of Texas. Needham, MA: Prentice Hall, 2003.

Fisher, Lewis F. Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio. Place of Publication Not Identified: Maverick Pub, 2015.

Fisher, Lewis F. Saving San Antonio: The Preservation of a Heritage. San Antonio, TX: Maverick Publishing Company, 2016.

Ford, John Salmon., and Stephen B. Oates. Rip Ford’s Texas. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1987.

Glasrud, Bruce A. African Americans in South Texas History. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2011.

Guedea, Virginia. “La declaración de independencia de la provincia de Texas (6 de abril de 1813).” Las Declaraciones de independencia: Los textos fundamentals de las independencies americanas. CDMX: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas UNAM, 2013.

Guenther, Carl Hilmar and Regina Beckmann Hurst and Walter D. Kamphoefner. An Immigrant Miller Picks Texas: The Letters of Carl Hilmar Guenther, translated by Regina Beckmann Hurst and Walter D. Kamphoefner.

The Handbook of Texas Online | Texas State Historical Association.

Hardin, Stephen L. Texan Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994.

Harrigan, Stephen. They Came from the Sky. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2017.

Long, Jeff. Duel of Eagles. New York, NY: William Morrow & Co., 1990.

Maverick, Mary A. Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick. Eastbourne, UK: Gardners Books, 2007.

McDonald, David R. José Antonio Navarro: In Search of the American Dream in Nineteenth-Century Texas. College Station, TX: Texas State Historical Association, 2013.

Meinig, D.W. Imperial Texas: An Interpretive Essay in Cultural Geography. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1975.

Meyer, Michael C. Water in the Hispanic Southwest. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1984.

Montejano, David. Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1987.

Navarro, Jose Antonio, and David R. McDonald and Timothy M. Matovina. Defending Mexican Valor in Texas: Jose Antonio Navarro’s Historical Writings, 1853-1857. Abilene, TX: State House Press, 1995.

Perez, Aminta Inelda. Tejano Rangers: The Development and Evolution of Ranging Tradition, 1540-1880. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest LLC, 2013.

Porter, Charles R. Spanish Water, Anglo Water: Early Development in San Antonio. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2011.

Ramos, Raúl A. Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Representación dirijida por el ilustre ayuntamiento y la Ciudad de Bexar. San Fernando, TX: 1832.

San Antonio Missions UNESCO World Heritage Designation application

Schwarz, Ted, and Robert H. Thonhoff. Forgotten Battlefield of the First Texas Revolution: The Battle of Medina, August 18, 1813. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1985.

Seguín, Juan Nepomuceno, and Jesus︢ F. De La Teja. A Revolution Remembered: The Memoirs and Selected Correspondence of Juan N. Seguín; edited by Jesus︢ F. de la Teja. Austin, TX: Texas State Historical Association, 2002.

Sibley, Marilyn McAdams. George W. Brackenridge: Maverick Philanthropist. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1973.

Sturmberg, Robert. History of San Antonio and the Early Days in Texas. Andesite Press, 2017.

Tijerina, Andrés. Tejanos and Texas under the Mexican Flag, 1821-1836. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1994.

Travis, William Barret. “To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World.” February 24, 1836.

The Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the Delegates of the People of Texas in General Convention in the town of Washington on the 2nd day of March 1836.

Waller, Randall Lionel. “The Callaghan Machine and San Antonio Politics, 1885-1912.” Master’s Thesis, Texas Tech University, 1973.

Weddle, Robert S. After the Massacre. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press, 2007.

Wheeler, Kenneth W. To Wear a City’s Crown. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968.

Wilkinson, David. Not Between Brothers. Albany, CA: Boaz Publishing, 2010.

Zavala, Lorenzo De., Wallace Woolsey, and John Michael Rivera. Journey to the United States of North America: Viaje a los Estados Unidos del Norte de América. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press, 2005.