The Fate of Texas: The Civil War in the Lone Star State

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Overview

In its examination of a state too often neglected by Civil War historians, The Fate of Texas presents Texas as a decidedly Southern, yet in many ways unusual, state seriously committed to and deeply affected by the Confederate war effort in a multitude of ways. When the state joined the Confederacy and fought in the war, its fate was uncertain. The war touched every portion of the population and all aspects of life in Texas. Never before has a group of historians examined the impact of the war on so many facets of the state.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557288837
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 9/8/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 998,758
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles D. Grear is assistant professor of history at Prairie View A & M University. Previously he taught history at Texas Christian University.

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Table of Contents


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1 Texas, Jefferson Davis, and Confederate National Strategy Joseph G. Dawson III Dawson, Joseph G., III 1
2 Warriors, Husbands, and Fathers: Confederate Soldiers and Their Families Richard Lowe Lowe, Richard 25
3 "If We Should Succeed in Driving the Enemy Back out of My Native State": Why Texans Fought East of the Mississippi River during the Civil War Charles D. Grear Grear, Charles D. 37
4 The Price of Liberty: The Great Hanging at Gainesville Richard B. McCaslin McCaslin, Richard B. 53
5 The Civil War and the Lives of Texas Women Angela Boswell Boswell, Angela 69
6 Slaves Taken to Texas for Safekeeping during the Civil War Dale Baum Baum, Dale 83
7 New Perspectives on Texas Germans and the Confederacy Walter D. Kamphoefner Kamphoefner, Walter D. 105
8 After the Surrender: The Postwar Experiences of Confederate Veterans in Harrison County, Texas Randolph B. Campbell Campbell, Randolph B. 121
9 "I Seemed to Have No Thought of the Past, Present, or Future": Texans React to Confederate Defeat Carl H. Moneyhon Moneyhon, Carl H. 137
10 Causes Lost but Not Forgotten: George Washington Littlefield, Jefferson Davis, and Confederate Memories at the University of Texas at Austin Alexander Mendoza Mendoza, Alexander 155
11 "Tell It Like It Was": Texas, the Civil War, and Public History Julie Holcomb Holcomb, Julie 181 Notes 197 Selected Bibliography 251 Index 259
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