Still the arena of Civil War : violence and turmoil in reconstruction Texas, 1865-1874 / edited by Kenneth Howell. - 1st ed. - Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 2012. - xii, 445 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: the elusive story of violence in Reconstruction Texas, 1865/1874 / by Kenneth W. Howell -- Representatives of change: soldiers, bureau agents, and lawmen -- The post of greatest peril?: the Freedmen's Bureau subassistant commissioners and Reconstruction violence in Texas, 1865/1869 / by Christopher Bean -- "Shoot or get out of the way!": the murder of Texas Freedmen's Bureau agent William G. Kirkman by Cullen Baker; and the historians / by William L. Richter -- The world turned upside down?: the military occupation of Victoria and Calhoun counties, 1865/1867 / by Charles D. Spurlin -- William Longworth, Republican villain / by Richard B. McCaslin -- "The old hero of many cowardly and bloody murders": scalawag gang leader Ben Brown / by Dale Baum -- Finding a solution to Reconstruction violence: the Texas State Police / by Donaly Brice -- The insurgents and their allies: Texas terrorists, politicians, and newspaper editors -- When the Klan rode: terrorism in Reconstruction Texas / by James M. Smallwood -- The Democratic Party, the Ku Klux Klan, and the politics of fear / by Carl H. Moneyhon -- "A free and outspoken press": coverage of Reconstruction violence and turmoil in Texas newspapers, 1866/1868 / by Mary Jo O'Rear -- The victims: minorities and women -- Into freedom's abyss: reflections of Reconstruction violence in Texas / by Ronald Goodwin -- Foreigners in their native land: the violent struggle between Anglos and Tejanos for land titles in South Texas during Reconstruction / by Andres Tijerina -- "To punish and humiliate the entire community": white violence perpetrated against African-American women in Texas, 1865/1868 / by Rebecca Kosary -- Regional perspectives: the frontier, the interior, and places in between -- Governor James Throckmorton and the question of frontier violence in Reconstruction Texas, 1866/1867 / by Kenneth W. Howell -- An uncompromising line between Yankee rule and rebel rowdies: Reconstruction violence in Lavaca County / by Douglas Kubicek and Carroll Scogin-Brincefield -- Reconstruction violence on the lower Brazos River Valley / by John W. Gorman.

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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Texas.
Violence--History--Texas--19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas.
Minorities--Violence against--History--Texas--19th century.

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

F391 / .S855 2012