Battle Without End author talk Sept. 25

Published on: September 19, 2008

Among the Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations at Lone Star College-CyFair is a Sept. 25 presentation and book signing with Raúl A. Ramos, author and University of Houston assistant professor of history.

Specializing in Mexican-American and Texas history, Ramos will present “Battle Without End: Public Discourses of the Texas War” at 11:30 a.m. in the Conference Center on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress Road. 

“This presentation unravels the multiple meanings of the Texas Revolution in contemporary society,” said Ramos. “The debate provides a window into the insertion of race, nationalism and identity into interpretations of the past.”

Following the presentation, Ramos will sign copies of his just published (in April) book – “Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861.” Books can be purchased at the event and paid for with cash or credit card. There will also be a drawing for copies of his book.

Co-sponsoring this event are the LSC-CyFair History Department, Harris County Public Library LSC-CyFair Branch and Windows on the World.

For information on Ramos, go to http://vi.uh.edu/faculty/profiles/ramos.html. For information about the book signing and presentation, go to http://faculty.lonestar.edu/robobrien/ramos.htm
 or contact Robert O’Brien at 281-290-3257 or Robert.Obrien@LoneStar.edu.