Throughout her life, McManus was also a prolific author, commentating in newspaper editorials and publishing several books about her life and political ideology.
Whether she was land speculating in Texas, behind enemy lines during the Mexican American War, filibustering for Cuba or Nicaragua or urging free blacks to emigrate to the Dominican Republic, McManus seldom took the easy path. To promote these causes as well as her opinions on domestic political issues, she wrote letters to presidents and demanded and received presidential audiences.
It was not common for women to write for the newspapers in the mid-nineteenth century, and almost unprecedented for them to do so in as confident and aggressive a tone as did Jane McManus. Cazneau argued for annexation under the pennames Storms or Montgomery for the New York Sun and the United States Magazine, and Democratic Review; Fuller, on the other hand, had only recently written in Woman in the Nineteenth Century that if Texas were annexed no one would "dare again to feel the throb of heavenly hope, as to the destiny of this country" It is difficult to separate ideology from self-interest when it comes to her expansionist advocacy; she and her husband made substantial investments that promised profit if the United States government implemented her policies.
Their son, William Mont Storm b. She speculated actively in Texas land from to An acquaintance recollected that the Mexican government granted her eleven leagues of land for her project but that she lacked the financial means to move her settlers, a group of Germans, from the Texas coast to the designated colony.
Despite her earlier sympathies for southern expansionism she disapproved of secessionand was hired by William H.
ByJohn Quincy Adamsa major supporter, had changed his mind and repudiated Manifest Destiny because it meant the expansion of slavery in Texas.
She was not just an advocate of Manifest Destiny, she fought for it with her pen and her life. Many of the historical events of Southeast Texas owe their origin to this colony. Also at this time, Eliza Jumel named her as co-respondent in her divorce suit with Aaron Burralleging an affair in addition to his ruinous attempt at land speculation.
She returned home with her father to Brunswick, NY. She applied to Austin for a headright and a league of coastal land in andrespectively.
From to she and her new husband lived at Eagle Pass, where he founded a town, opened a trade depot, and investigated mining opportunities. Souder, which was caught in what proved to be the largest storm recorded in the western Atlantic up to that time.
August 2, became an inventor whose first invention was patented on Feb. She socialized with and sent letters to politicians and journalists, including James K.
Seward, and in columns for the New York Tribune, she charged that Mexicans had been kidnapping Texas residents into peonage in Mexico. SewardLincoln 's Secretary of State, to write denunciations of the Confederacy.
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.
The Jane McManus Storms Cazneau Papers,, consist of letters from Cazneau, a copy of her will, and transcripts of documents. Original letters to Moses S. Beach and others and handwritten editorials () concern contemporary politics, Texas, the colonization and accession of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua.
Jane McManus Storm Cazneau (–) was a complex person who died at sea the way she lived—at the center of a storm of controversy. Whether as Aaron Burr’s mistress, land speculating in Texas, behind enemy lines during the Mexican War, filibustering for Cuba or Nicaragua, promoting Mexican revolution from a dugout in Eagle Pass, or urging free blacks to emigrate to the Dominican Reviews: 4.
Portrait of Jane Cazneau and her son. Image courtesy TSHA Handbook Online. Jane Maria Eliza McManus Storm Cazneau (–) was a woman who possessed many talents and aspirations for.
Jane Cazneau died in the sinking of the steamship Emily B. Souder, bound from New York to Santo Domingo, on December 10, Her will left her property to Ann S.
Stephens, a prolific New York writer. Writer and promoter Jane McManus Storm Cazneau helped shape Texas and American history in the mid-nineteenth century. Working as a journalist in the s and 50s, Cazneau campaigned tirelessly.Jane cazneau