Jewett, Clayton E.

Texas in the Confederacy : an experiment in nation building / Clayton E. Jewett. - Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2002. - vii, 310 p. : maps ; 25 cm. - Shades of blue and gray series . - Shades of blue and gray series. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-305) and index.

Defining a Separate Identity -- "The Cold Sweat of Death": Texas Prosecession and Antisecession Politics -- In Defense of Liberty and Property: The Secession Movement -- Establishing a Separate Identity -- The Bleeding Frontier: Indian Conflict, 1861-1862 -- Defending the State: Texas Military Enlistment -- Securing a Separate Identity -- The Production and Supply of Necessary Material: Texas Institutions, Cloth, Salt, and Iron -- "In Disregard and Defiance": The Cotton-Trade Controversy -- Implementing a Separate Identity -- "Her Present and Proud Condition": Railroads, Education, Mutual-Aid Societies, and Asylums -- Regression Analysis: Support for Secession -- Regression Analysis: Military Enlistment -- County Military Enlistment -- Regression Analysis: Ninth Legislature -- Regression Analysis: Tenth Legislature -- Legislative Participation and Support.

"Historians examining the Confederacy have often assumed the existence of a monolithic South unified behind the politics and culture of slavery. In addition, they have argued for the emergence of a strong central state government in the Confederacy. In Texas in the Confederacy, Clayton E. Jewett challenges these assumptions by examining Texas politics with an emphasis on the virtually neglected topic of the Texas legislature. In doing so, Jewett shows that an examination of state legislative activity during this period is essential to understanding Texas's relationship with the Indian tribes, the states in Trans-Mississippi Department, and the Confederate government."--BOOK JACKET.

0826213901 (alk. paper) 9780826213907 (alk. paper)



Group identity--History--Texas--19th century.

Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas--Politics and government--1861-1865.
Texas--History--Social aspects.--Civil War, 1861-1865

E580 / .J49 2002