Jane pledged money to the Texas Independence movement, and in the s she advocated the annexation of Texas in her newspaper columns. Inshe was drowned on her way to Santo Domingoafter the steamer Emily B.
Career in Journalism Back in the U. Lamarsecond president of the Republic of Texas.
But Manifest Destiny never became a national priority in the s. Her early adventures in Texas left McManus with two lifelong assets: She was not just an advocate of Manifest Destiny, she fought for it with her pen and her life.
Uploaded on June 12, Born on April 6,in Brunswick, New York to Congressman William McManus and Jane cazneau Coons McManus, she was best known for her extensive writing career, passionate support of American expansion, known as Manifest Destiny, as well as equal rights and representative government for all.
The next year, Jane, her father, her brother Robert and a company of German settlers set out to take possession of the land, but the scheme failed when the German settlers refused to go beyond Matagorda.
While in Mexico, she worked on canal-building expeditions and banking projects. She wrote about the problems of the working class sixty years before it became a Progressive crusade, advocated agrarian reform fifty years before Populists took up the cause, and assisted republican revolutionaries a hundred years before the United States awoke to the needs of the ordinary people in the sister republics of the Western Hemisphere.
She may or may not have had an affair with Aaron Burr, an early mentor. Despite her earlier sympathies for southern expansionism she disapproved of secessionand was hired by William H.
She was apparently raised Lutheran but seems to have become Catholic as a young woman. They moved to the Dominican Republic in On August 22,she married Allen B. Jane continued writing her columns and books that advocated her expansionist philosophy, and the couple invested heavily in property all over the Caribbean.
Meanwhile, apparently inher brother Robert and her parents moved to Matagorda, Texas, although her father returned north before his death in In a letter posted from New York inshe alluded to owning 1, acres in Austin's colony, over and above a league she claimed as a settler.
The belief in an American mission to promote and defend democracy throughout the world was later expounded by Abraham Lincoln. Her brother Robert remained in Texas and eventually became a wealthy planter. While her admirers included former Vice President Aaron Burr and former President of the Texas Republic Mirabeau Lamar, her political opinions drew the ire of many, including Senator Thomas Hart Benton, who criticized her "masculine stomach for war and politics" qtd.
Late inJane and her brother Robert traveled to Texas, which was then still part of Mexico, and acquired rights to two enormous tracts, one on the Gulf of Mexico and the other near the present site of Waco, Texas.
William Cazneau died inand two years later Jane, the woman who often used the pen name Storm, was lost in a storm while sailing from New York to Santo Domingo.
McManus was in tune with the Young America Movement, a political and cultural attitude in the mid-nineteenth century. She may not have lived on her land long enough to get final title and may have forfeited her claim. Jane recounted her experiences there in Eagle Pass; or Life on the Border The McManus Legacy Although it appeared that her schemes and speculations failed, many of the policies Jane McManus advocated eventually succeeded.
Jane kept the books for the Company in New York and before long was visiting Aaron Burr, fifty years her senior, at his law office in Jersey City. She foresaw a nation with equal rights for all, in a world in which representative government was the norm rather than the exception.
She promoted the need for a steam navy and merchant marine fifty years before Alfred T. With her brother Robert she traveled to Texas on the first of nine trips that she made there between and From then until their deaths, with the exception of one short interval, they lived on an estate there named Esmeralda.
Her will, drafted inlists 1, acres at Eagle Pass and other Texas properties among her assets. Jane was to use part of this land to Jane to bring families to settle there as part of Stephen F.
The connections she established with political elites such as Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar would endure, despite her return to New York. She returned home with her father to Brunswick, NY. During that mission she became the only female war correspondent and the only American journalist to issue reports from behind enemy lines.
Throughout the antebellum period, she maintained close ties to Mirabeau B. She later settled at Eagle Passa frontier village three hundred miles up the Rio Grande from the Gulf of Mexicogetting to know many of the local Indian chiefs.
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Whether as Aaron Burr’s mistress/5(4). Jane Maria Eliza Cazneau (née McManus, widowed Storm; April 6, – December 12, ) was an American journalist, lobbyist, and publicist who advocated the annexation of all of Mexico during the Mexican-American War Education and early career.
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Cazneau of Texas. Writer and promoter Jane Cazneau helped shape Texas and American history in the mid-nineteenth century. Cazneau was born in New York in Working as a journalist in the s and 50s, she campaigned tirelessly for Texas independence. Sources: Montgomery*Cora Montgomery was the pen name of Jane McManus Storms Cazneau.
As a staff writer for the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Cazneau wrote editorials with the publication’s influential pro-expansion editor, Louis L. Sullivan, known as the man who coined the phrase, “Manifest Destiny,” in his editorials.Download