The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 89, July 1985 - April, 1986 Page: 554
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
servation that it is the means of production and its ownership that de-
termine the form of society.98
In one of Texas's great cities, famed as the scene of heroic struggle,
there stands the revered Alamo. Every pilgrim who enters its shaded
demesne is stirred by its simplicity of form, the unruffled composure of
its ruined elegance, and its marmoreal serenity. Although its sturdy
walls divulge little of the beliefs or fears of those who built it, it never-
theless engenders patriotism and meditation on the human predica-
ment, asking Texans to recount their sublime past and to recall that
part of their heritage they might worthily preserve.
9sMark Girouard, Cities and People (New Haven, 1985), 343-348; Times Literary Supplement,
Nov. 23, 1984, p. 1,329.
Mexican woman in prayer. Courtesy Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center,
University of Texas, Austin.
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