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Remember The
Alamo

By
AMELIA E. BARR




Introduction to Online Edition

Remember the Alamo is the story of the fictional family of Robert Worth--at the time of the Texas revolution. By that time, Worth, a native of New York, had served as a well-known and respected physician in the town of San Antonio for more than a quarter of a century. Soon after he first arrived in Texas, Worth had married San Antonio native Maria Flores, and together they raised a family of two sons and two daughters.

The turmoil in Texas during the period leading up to the revolution is epitomized in the Worth family. As a result of their multicultural marriage, the issues of whether Texas should be governed by Mexico or by Anglo-American influences became the fundamental topic that threatened to divide the family. On a much broader scale, these same issues threatened the unity of the people of Texas. Ultimately, ... uh, you'll have to read it for yourself.

While somewhat "old-fashioned" in writing style, the characters and events in the narrative are solidly based on early Texas history. The religious and mystic beliefs of the author are also occasionally woven into the text.

Interestingly, author Amelia Barr (1831-1919) was born and raised in England and wrote Remember the Alamo in later life as a widow living in New York. However, she lived in frontier Austin, Texas for ten years beginning in 1856, while her husband worked as an auditor for the State. There, they raised a family of three sons and three daughters. During her time in Austin, Barr took an active interest in early Texas events. She recorded many of these events in her diary, which she later used as a reference. As a novelist, Barr was very successful, and published several dozen titles in the late 1800s.


Beginning of Original Text

Contents

CHAPTER I -- THE CITY IN THE WILDERNESS

CHAPTER II--ANTONIA AND ISABEL

CHAPTER III--BUILDERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

CHAPTER IV--THE SHINING BANDS OF LOVE

CHAPTER V--A FAMOUS BARBECUE

CHAPTER VI--ROBERT WORTH IS DISARMED

CHAPTER VII--A MEETING AT MIDNIGHT

CHAPTER VIII--MOTHER AND PRIEST

CHAPTER IX--THE STORMING OF THE ALAMO

CHAPTER X--THE DOCTOR AND THE PRIEST

CHAPTER XI--A HAPPY TRUCE

CHAPTER XII--DANGER AND HELP

CHAPTER XIII--THE ARRIVAL OF SANTA ANNA

CHAPTER XIV--THE FALL OF THE ALAMO

CHAPTER XV--GOLIAD

CHAPTER XVI--THE LOADSTONE IN THE BREAST

CHAPTER XVII--HOME AGAIN

CHAPTER XVIII--UNDER ONE FLAG



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