Los Tejanos

Los Tejanos

And, Lost Cause

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Jack Jackson, who is credited with creating what many consider the firstunderground comic, God Nose, also cartooned a legacy of historical graphicnovels that has never been equaled.

Jack Jackson was a Texan, and in the1970s he began writing and drawing short historical comics about Texas history.He then went on to produce six graphic novels chronicling 19th century Westernhistory focusing on his beloved Texas and the Plains Indians. Fantagraphics isproud to bring his graphic histories back into print in a series of threevolumes, each reprinting two of his long narratives. The first volume featuresLos Tejanos, which Fantagraphics published as a solo book in 1981, and LostCause (1998) -- chronicling Texas history before and after the Civil War.Los Tejanos is the story of the Texas-Mexican conflict between 1835 and 1875 asseen through the eyes of tejano Juan Segu#65533;n (literally a Texan ofMexican, as distinct from Anglo, heritage). It is through Segu#65533;n thatJackson humanizes Texas' fight for independence and provides a human scale forthis vast and complex story. Lost Cause documents the violent reaction toReconstruction by Texans. The tensions caused by Reconstruction are told throughthe Taylor-Sutton feud, which raged across South Texas, embracing twogenerations and causing untold grief, and the gunslinger John Wesley Hardin, whoswept across Texas killing Carpetbaggers, Federal soldiers, andIndians.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2012
ISBN: 9781606995044
1606995049
Characteristics: 313 p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Jackson, Jack 1941-2006 Lost cause
Alternative Title: Jack Jackson's American history

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Sep 16, 2017

jack Jackson does a remarkable job of researching history of the Borderlands and visually recounting stories that have become submerged in the politically-though-not-historically-correct history of Texas. His portrayal of Juan Seguin's struggles makes the reader wonder what other Tejanos have been unjustly demonized. Undeterred by the "warts and all" aspect of the Nineteenth Century, Jackson's revelations of the hardships of the Reconstruction years is particularly adept.
The book also contains "Lost Cause" which is comprised of "John Wesley Hardin", "The Taylor-Sutton Feud" and "Reconstruction Texas". Jack Jackson had a very unique ability to transform dusty, antique history into a living (and sometimes offensive) breathing entity.

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