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" . . . a valuable addition to the literature chronicling the black experience in the land of Lone Star. While previous studies have concentrated on regions most reflective of Dixie origins, this collection examines the tri-ethnic area of Texas adjoining Mexico wherein cotton was scarce and cattle plentiful. Glasrud has assembled an excellent group of essays from which readers will learn much."--L. Patrick Hughes, professor of history, Austin Community College
"From slavery in Bexar County in the 1850s, to Jim Crow education in Victoria, and from Maury Maverick struggling with racism in San Antonio during the Great Depression, to the forging of an African American Community in Corpus Christi, this superbly-researched volume fills a void in the history of African Americans in the Lone Star State. Bruce Glasrud, who possesses an enviable passion for history, along with his colleagues, should all be congratulated for this superb piece of engaging and compelling scholarship that is certainly to be welcomed by anyone interested in Texas history. A thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening read, the African Experience in South Texas History is highly recommended." — Jerry D. Thompson, Regents Professor of History, Texas A&M International University
“With this volume Bruce Glasrud presents new insights into African American history in South Texas, beginning with his thoughtful summary that notes differences from other regions as well as similarities. Following are essays by different authors who explore African American life in South Texas from slavery through struggles against discrimination to community and cultural developments.” — Alwyn Barr, Professor Emeritus of History at Texas Tech University and author of The African Texans (2004).