The seventh star of the Confederacy : Texas during the Civil War / edited by Kenneth W. Howell. - 1st ed. - Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, c2009. - xiii, 348 p. : illus. ; 24 cm. - War and the Southwest series ; no. 10 . - War and the Southwest series ; no. 10. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Pt. 1. A historical overview of Texas and the Civil War -- The impact of new studies about Texas and Texans on Civil War historiography / by Alwyn Barr -- The Civil War and the Lone Star State: a brief overview / by Archie McDonald -- pt. 2. The time for compromise has passed -- Explaining the causes of the Civil War: a Texas perspective / by James Smallwood -- The Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas, 1858-1861: an analysis of the First (Military) Degree Knights / by Linda Hudson -- pt. 3. In sight of my enemy -- Frontier defense: enlistment patterns for the Texas frontier regiments in the Civil War / by John W. Gorman -- Reckoning at the river: Unionists and Secessionists on the Nueces, August 10, 1862 / by Mary Jo O'Rear -- Without a fight: the eighty-four-day Union occupation of Galveston, Texas / by Donald Willett -- Nothing but disaster: the failure of Union plans to capture Texas / by Edward T. Cotham, Jr. -- Hide your daughters: the Yankees have arrived in the Coastal Bend, 1863 / by Charles D. Spurlin -- Red and White fighting the Blue: relations between Texans and Confederate Indians / by Charles D. Grear -- Defending the Lone Star: the Texas cavalry in the Red River campaign / by Gary D. Joiner -- Prison City, Camp Ford: largest Confederate prisoner-of-war camp in the Trans-Mississippi / by James Smallwood -- pt. 4. Political, social, and cultural life during the war -- The Confederate governors of Texas / by Kenneth E. Hendrickson, Jr. -- A sacred charge upon our hands: assisting the families of Confederate soldiers in Texas, 1861-1865 / by Vicki Betts -- On the edge of first freedoms: Black Texans and the Civil War / by Ronald E. Goodwin and Bruce A. Glasrud -- Feed the troops or fight the drought: the dilemma Texas beef contractors faced in 1861-1865 / by Carol Taylor -- Distress, discontent, and dissent: Colorado County, Texas, during the Civil War / by Bill Stein.

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Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas--Politics and government--1861-1865.
Texas--Social conditions--19th century.

E580 / .S43 2009