Post by Jim Boylston on May 9, 2007 10:10:26 GMT -5
The Alamo Studies Forum is dedicated to the free discussion of the study of the Alamo. The forum will strive to set a tone of reasonable, amicable, and productive discourse, free of frivolous distractions.
The main emphasis is on the 1836 siege and battle, but with attention to the entire history of the shrine, from Spanish mission days to the present. In addition to military and biographical aspects of the Alamo, the forum welcomes discussions of such topics as the art, archaeology, social aspects, and symbolism of the shrine.
The forum also encourages the discussion of the history of the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836, the Republic of Texas (1836-1845), the Mexican War (1846-1848), and the Texas Rangers in the nineteenth century. There is also space for discussing other topics of nineteenth-century warfare in North America and military history in general.
While documentation of statements of historical fact is not required, it is desirable, particularly when making novel, controversial, or myth-shattering arguments. A well documented argument obviously carries more weight than a nondocumented one.
We hope that the forum will prove to be an incubator for new advances in the field of Alamo studies, and a place where like-minded people can engage in stimulating discussions.
"The only thing new in this world is the history that you don't know." -- HST