In this ground-breaking book, Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D., has presented an entirely “new look” at the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836 without the traditional romance and myths. Mexico made the mistake of allowing American immigrants to settle in Texas. Mostly from the South, they created an unprecedented economic prosperity based on slavery and cotton cultivation. However, these developments set the stage for open warfare between the largely pro-slavery settlers and the Republic of Mexico, which had abolished slavery in 1829. Because of the massive support from the U.S. to the Texas rebels who fought to preserve the Southern way of life and slavery, the Texas Revolution was actually America’s first war for slavery.