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Podcast: “The Hard Country” Ep.6, and Tejano heritage.
Ulysses S. Grant on Mexican soldiery, the delights of Mexico City, and more.
We’re back from Mexico City, with lots to discuss on The Hard Country this week. We open with Grant’s assessment of Mexican soldiering in 1846-1848, move on to Bolivian irredentism, then to our conversations south of the border, the quality of life in Ciudad México, and much more. No need for more preface, just dive on in.
As a bonus, we also did a livestream on Tejano Day this past April 6th, with some good conversation on south-Texas history and why there is no such thing as a Chicano. For some reason, Substack won’t let me embed it, so click here to watch the video.
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