H.W. Brands: The Failed Marriage That Shaped Texas Independence

How did the failure of Sam Houston's first marriage shape Texas Independence? In honor of Texas Independence Day, best-selling author H.W. Brands, the Jack S. Blanton, Sr. Chair in History in the Department of History at UT Austin, explains the significance of the original Texas Ex. 

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