Lt. Gov Dan Patrick (R) said the University of Texas agreed to big a sheet with the authors of the publication "Forget The Alamo" and past experts to sermon the book.
On July 2, the publication made headlines erstwhile Patrick canceled an lawsuit astatine the Texas State History Museum wherever the authors of "Forget The Alamo" were scheduled to marque a presumption connected the book, which challenges communal misconceptions surrounding the 1836 struggle and examines the existent motivations of the Alamo's defenders.
Patrick and different critics of the publication accidental "Forget The Alamo" is not based successful information and claimed "virtually nary respected Texas historiographer agreed" with 1 of the book's theses that the defenders of the Alamo were warring for slavery successful Texas.
"We indispensable marque definite that the accusation being enactment guardant astatine state-sponsored events is well-researched and based successful fact," Patrick said. "That is not the lawsuit with Forget the Alamo, which has been debunked by a fig of nonrecreational historians who constituent to the book's shoddy probe and selective usage of facts."
But the publication authors reason that galore apical historians did endorse the book and that slavery did play a relation successful the information down the defenders of the Alamo.
"Slavery was the undeniable linchpin of each of this," writer Bryan Burrough said in an interrogation with National Public Radio. "It was the happening that the 2 sides had been arguing astir and shooting astir for going connected 15 years. And yet it inactive surprises maine that slavery went unexamined for truthful long."
Patrick said helium asked the University of Texas to big a sheet with "Forget The Alamo" authors and past experts to "explore the assistance of this book, statement the facts and get to the truth" successful a property merchandise Thursday.
The authorities lieutenant politician said the assemblage agreed to the event.
The publication was authored by Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford, on with Burrough.
"We look guardant to proceeding what the University of Texas has successful mind," Tomlinson said successful a connection to NBC Austin affiliate KVUE. "The state's apical historians person already endorsed our publication with reviews successful The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. We interviewed others for the publication itself. We are assured successful our facts and regret the lieutenant politician has failed to support up with the latest world research."