TITLE

AUGUST 17, 1786

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Ron
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Book of Texas Days;1984, p143
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book
ABSTRACT
The article profiles Davy Crockett, an author and former member of the U.S. Congress. Crockett was born in Tennessee on August 17, 1786. Though he had little formal schooling, he was far from an uneducated, ignorant backwoodsman. He wrote poetry and made intelligent speeches in his terms in the Congress. He came to Texas after he lost a campaign for reelection to Congress. When he heard of the problems at the Alamo, Crockett and some of his Tennessee friends marched in to help. He died there.
ACCESSION #
21474776

 

Related Articles

  • Reviews. Gustaitis, Joseph // American History;Feb99, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p14 

    Reviews the book `Three Roads to the Alamo: The Lives and Fortunes of David Crockett, James Bowie and William Barret Travis,' by William C. Davis.

  • Whangdoodling. Weisberger, Bernard A. // American Heritage;Feb89, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p24 

    Reflections on the political campaign process in the United States. Comparison to Davy Crockett in earlier days, who made one quick speech and went home until the election was over. Effect of media angles and tricks on campaigns.

  • Davy Crockett in Little Rock: HOW TO WIN AN ELECTION.  // American Heritage;Aug1958, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p112 

    The article presents Davy Crockett's tips in winning elections. It details what an aspiring politician ought to do or say to be noticed such as attending public meetings and pushing to be appointed as secretary. Visiting constituents and drinking freely as election approaches are necessary for...

  • Inside the Alamo (Book). Weisman, Kay // Book Links;Jun/Jul2003, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p19 

    Reviews the children's book 'Inside the Alamo,' by Jim Murphy.

  • Davy Crockett. McGill, Sarah Ann // Davy Crockett;8/1/2017, p1 

    Presents a biography of early American frontiersman Davy Crockett. Background and childhood in Tennessee; Military service and career in the state legislature of Tennessee; Election to the United States House of Representatives; Relationship with President Andrew Jackson; Decision to move to...

  • Davy Crockett. Cox, Larry // Wilson County News;10/12/2016, Vol. 43 Issue 41, p9B 

    The article presents questions and answers related to American politician Davy Crockett, including questions on topics like a Davy Crockett lunchbox, 1940 presidential campaign, and the Civil War.

  • Crockett's grandson no chip off the old block. Haile, Bartee // Hays Free Press (Buda, TX);10/15/2008, Vol. 105 Issue 28, p3C 

    The article pays tribute to the late Texas outlaw Davy Crockett.

  • David Crockett. Lalire, Gregory J. // American History;Feb2004, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p16 

    Pays tribute to the late David Crockett, U.S. politician and solider.

  • Hey, Kids! Who's Your State Hero? Wales, Andrew // Boys' Quest;Dec99/Jan2000, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p18 

    Features David Crockett, a hero in Texas who fought for its independence from Mexico in the 1830s.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics