In the only full account of Texas politics from 18761906, Alwyn Barr looks at challenges to the dominant Democratic Party from the farmer- and labor-based Greenback and Populist parties and examines key debates over land policy, prohibition, and voting rights.
Barr places the colorful politicians, parties, and campaigns within the perspective of national political and economic trends of the Gilded Age and Progressive Period.
He traces struggles by African Americans to maintain their right to vote in the face of white efforts to disfranchise them, setting the stage for twentieth-century court cases.
|Publisher:||Southern Methodist University Press|
|Edition description:||1ST SOUTHE|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)|
About the Author
ALWYN BARR is the author of many articles and books on Texas history and politics including Black Texans (1973), Polignac's Texas Brigade (1964), and Texans in Revolt: The Battle for San Jacinto, 1835 (1990). A past president of the Texas State Historical Association, he is professor and former chair of the History Department at Texas Tech University.