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.
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