It will be the primary purpose of this thesis to prove that the thinking and writing, especially the writing of poetry, during the period of the Texas Republic express a nationalism which stems from the separate, national feeling in which Texans had after they declared their independence from Mexico. In order to carry through this research the writer intends to study the poetry for the period 1836 to 1845 in so far as it is available for the study.
The writer believes that the Republicans felt their independence, their national separateness from any other nation, their position among the nations of the world even though they did desire annexation to the United States when they first revolted from Mexico.
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Thomas Matthews Pearce
Second Committee Member
George Warren Arms
Third Committee Member
Texas Republic, Poetry, Nationalism
Smith, Edgar Warren Jr.. "Expressions of Nationalism in the Poetry of the Texas Republic." (1950). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/204