Reynolds, Donald.

Texas Terror : The Slave Insurrection Panic of 1860 and the Secession of the Lower South - Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2007. - 1 online resource (260 p.) - eBooks on Demand Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War . - Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War .

Cover; Contents; Preface; CHAPTER ONE: What Is in the Wind?; CHAPTER TWO: Red Torch over Our Land; CHAPTER THREE: Better to Hang Ninety-nine Innocent Men; CHAPTER FOUR: Savage Deeds of Blood and Carnage; CHAPTER FIVE: Great News from Texas; Illustrations; CHAPTER SIX: A Thousand Rumors; CHAPTER SEVEN: Who Is William H. Bailey?; CHAPTER EIGHT: The Mortal Enemy of the South; EPILOGUE: Conclusions of a Mad People; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

Winner of the Texas State Historical Association Kate Broocks Bates AwardOn July 8, 1860, fire destroyed the entire business section of Dallas, Texas. At about the same time, two other fires damaged towns near Dallas. Early reports indicated that spontaneous combustion was the cause of the blazes, but four days later, Charles Pryor, editor of the Dallas Herald, wrote letters to editors of pro-Democratic newspapers, alleging that the fires were the result of a vast abolitionist conspiracy, the purpose of which was to devastate northern Texas and free the region's slaves. White preachers from th

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Antislavery movements -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements - Texas - History - 19th century.
Panic -- Social aspects -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Panic - Social aspects - Texas - History - 19th century.
Secession - Texas.
Secession -- Texas.
Slave insurrections - Political aspects - Texas - History - 19th century.
Slave insurrections - Texas - History - 19th century.
Slavery -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery - Texas - History - 19th century.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 1846-1865.
Texas - Politics and government - 1846-1865.
Texas -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Texas - Race relations - History - 19th century.
Texas - Social conditions - 19th century.
Vigilance committees -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Vigilance committees - Texas - History - 19th century.


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