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Thread #23445   Message #260401
Posted By: Irish sergeant
18-Jul-00 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: Distortion of History in Folk Song
Subject: RE: Distortion of History in Folk Song
I never heard the version of Santy Anno mentioned above but I can see the British and others doing so to goad the American at that time as we weren't on the best of terms. The version doesn't just distort history in that case it outright ignores it. Santa Ana played his part in the war between Mexico and the United States but it was minor and he got involved after the war had been going for some time. My impression has been he did so to garner political clout. A good book on the subject is So Far From God by John S.D. Eisenhower. Kindest reguards, Neil