TEJANO PATRIOT  The Revolutionary Life of José Francisco Ruiz

by Art Martinez de Vara


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This is the first full length biography of this important figure in Texas history, best known as one of two signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Born in San Antonio de Bexar to an upwardly mobile family, Ruiz underwent a tremendous transformation from a conservative royalist to one of the staunchest liberals of his era. He was a military leader, diplomat, revolutionary, educator, attorney, arms dealer, author ethnographer, politician, Indian agent, Texas ranger, city attorney, and Texas senator. He was a central figure in the events that shaped Texas form a remote borderland on New Spain’s northern frontier to an independent republic.

Product Details

Paperback 270 pages
Publisher Texas Sate Historical Association; (Austin)
Published 2020
Condition New


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