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The Resource Murder and intrigue on the Mexican border : Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara affair, John A. Adams Jr

Murder and intrigue on the Mexican border : Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara affair, John A. Adams Jr

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Murder and intrigue on the Mexican border : Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara affair
Title
Murder and intrigue on the Mexican border
Title remainder
Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara affair
Statement of responsibility
John A. Adams Jr
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In early 1914, Clemente Vergara discovered several of his horses missing and reported the theft to local authorities. The Webb County sheriff arranged for the South Texas rancher to meet with Mexican soldiers near Hidalgo to discuss compensation for his loss. Vergara crossed the Rio Grande, soon succumbed to a vicious physical assault, and was jailed. Days after incarceration in Hidalgo, his body was found hanging from a tree. The murder of Clemente Vergara contributed to events that put the United States and Mexico on the brink of war and opened the door for expanded American involvement in Mexico. Texas governor Oscar B. Colquitt seized upon the incident to challenge President Woodrow Wilson--a fellow Democrat--to intervene and even threatened retaliation by the Texas Rangers. Meanwhile, the White House played a larger strategic game with competing factions in the midst of the Mexican Revolution. Wilson's apparent inaction heightened Colquitt's demands to guarantee the safety of Americans and their property in the Texas borderlands, and the Vergara affair's extensive media coverage convinced many Americans that intervention in Mexico was necessary. Author John A. Adams Jr. shows how an otherwise commonplace horse theft and murder revealed a tangled web of international relations, powerful business interests, and intrigue on both sides of the border. Readers will be captivated by Murder and Intrigue on the Mexican Border and the continuing legacy that border events leave on Texas history
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, John A.
Dewey number
972/.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1234
LC item number
.A186 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Elma Dill Russell Spencer series in the West and Southwest
Series volume
number forty-three
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vergara, Clemente
  • Colquitt, Oscar Branch
  • Wilson, Woodrow
  • Colquitt, Oscar Branch
  • Wilson, Woodrow
  • Wilson, Woodrow
  • Revolution (Mexico : 1910-1920)
  • International relations
  • Politics and Government
  • War
  • Mexico--Relations--Texas
  • Mexico
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • United States
  • Mexico
Label
Murder and intrigue on the Mexican border : Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara affair, John A. Adams Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1: An ugly problem -- Chapter 2: Seven other devils -- Chapter 3: On the firing line -- Chapter 4: A thorn in my side -- Chapter 5: Vergara affair -- Chapter 6: Only the river knows -- Appendix A: Mexican policy statements and milestones, President Woodrow Wilson, March 1913-March 1914 -- Appendix B: Henry L. Wilson telegrams -- Appendix C: Medical examination of Clemente Vergara -- Appendix D. American controlled or owned petroleum operations in Mexico established before 1914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9781623495848
Lccn
2017054474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028301358
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1013519580
  • (OCoLC)1013519580
Label
Murder and intrigue on the Mexican border : Governor Colquitt, President Wilson, and the Vergara affair, John A. Adams Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1: An ugly problem -- Chapter 2: Seven other devils -- Chapter 3: On the firing line -- Chapter 4: A thorn in my side -- Chapter 5: Vergara affair -- Chapter 6: Only the river knows -- Appendix A: Mexican policy statements and milestones, President Woodrow Wilson, March 1913-March 1914 -- Appendix B: Henry L. Wilson telegrams -- Appendix C: Medical examination of Clemente Vergara -- Appendix D. American controlled or owned petroleum operations in Mexico established before 1914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9781623495848
Lccn
2017054474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028301358
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1013519580
  • (OCoLC)1013519580

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