Crouch, Barry A., 1941-

The dance of freedom : Texas African Americans during Reconstruction / Barry A. Crouch ; edited by Larry Madaras ; foreword by Arnoldo de León. - 1st ed. - Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007. - 1 online resource (268 p.) - eBooks on EBSCOhost Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 19 . - Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 19. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. 1. Historiography -- "Unmanacling" Texas Reconstruction : a twenty-year perspective -- pt. 2. Freedom -- Reconstructing Black families : perspectives from the Texas Freedmen's Bureau records -- Black dreams and white justice -- Seeking equality : Houston Black women during Reconstruction -- pt. 3. Reaction -- A spirit of lawlessness : white violence, Texas Blacks, 1865-1868 -- Crisis in color : racial separation in Texas during Reconstruction -- "All the vile passions" : the Texas Black Code of 1866 -- The fetters of justice : Black Texans and the penitentiary during Reconstruction -- pt. 4. Freedmen's Bureau agents and African American politicians -- Guardian of the freedpeople : Texas Freedmen's Bureau agents and the Black community -- Hesitant recognition : Texas Black politicians, 1865-1900 -- Self-determination and local Black leaders in Texas -- A political education : George T. Ruby and the Texas Freedmen's Bureau.

9780292795570 (electronic bk.) 0292795572 (electronic bk.)


African Americans--History--Texas--19th century.
African Americans--Social conditions--Texas--19th century.
African Americans--Civil rights--History--Texas--19th century.
African Americans--Politics and government--Texas--19th century.
Freedmen--History--Texas--19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Texas.
Racism--History--Texas--19th century.


Texas--Social conditions--19th century.
Texas--Race relations--History--19th century.
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.

E185.93.T4 / C75 2007

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