On Jan. 26, 1840, the Republic of the Rio Grande was formed. Or rather, the “provisional government for the northern border” was declared. Commentators then and podcasters now consider whether there is in fact a difference between these two ideas.

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Brandon Seale

Brandon Seale is the president of Howard Energy Ventures. With degrees in philosophy, law, and business, he writes and records stories about the residents of the borderland and about the intersection of...