Castro's Colony: Empresario Development in Texas, 1842-1865

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Texas A&M University Press, Aug 19, 2005 - History - 200 pages
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In 1842, French banker Henri Castro secured a colonization grant and recruited more than two thousand Europeans to immigrate to Texas and populate his colony. The author describes the empresario system under which this community, now known as Castroville, was formed and considers the life of its founder.
 

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Contents

The Empresarios of 1842
3
The Project Begins
23
A Town Is Founded
40
The Reorganization
57
Settling the Grant 184547
73
The Colonists Adapting to a New Life
89
The Land Distributing the Grant Property
109
Settling In 185065
124
Bibliography
141
Index
155
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BOBBY D. WEAVER, who received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, is the author or editor of several books and other contributions to Texas history.

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