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The fate of Texas : the Civil War and the Lone Star State / edited by Charles D. Grear.

Contributor(s): Grear, Charles D, 1976-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Civil War in the West: Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2008Description: xxi, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781557288837 (cloth : alk. paper); 1557288836 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | War and society -- Texas | Texas -- History -- 1846-1950 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- InfluenceDDC classification: 973.7/464
Contents:
Texas, Jefferson Davis, and Confederate national strategy / Joseph G. Dawson III -- Warriors, husbands, and fathers: Confederate soldiers and their families / Richard Lowe -- "If we should succeed in driving the enemy back out of my native state": why Texans fought East of the Mississippi River during the Civil War / Charles D. Grear -- The price of liberty: the great hanging at Gainesville / Richard B. McCaslin -- The Civil War and the lives of Texas women / Angela Boswell -- Slaves taken to Texas for safekeeping during the Civil War / Dale Baum -- New perspectives on Texas Germans and the Confederacy / Walter B. Kamphoefner -- After the surrender: the postwar experiences of Confederate veterans in Harrison County, Texas / Randolph B. Campbell -- "I seemed to have no thought of the past, present, or future": Texans react to Confederate defeat / Carl H. Moneyhon -- Causes lost but not forgotten: George Washington Littlefield, Jefferson Davis, and Confederate memories at the University of Texas at Austin / Alexander Mendoza -- "Tell it like it was": Texas, the Civil War, and public history / Julie Holcomb.
Summary: A collection of eleven essays that explore various topics associated with the Civil War and the state of Texas including the lives of Texas women during the war, slavery, and postwar experiences of Confederate veterans.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-256) and index.

Texas, Jefferson Davis, and Confederate national strategy / Joseph G. Dawson III -- Warriors, husbands, and fathers: Confederate soldiers and their families / Richard Lowe -- "If we should succeed in driving the enemy back out of my native state": why Texans fought East of the Mississippi River during the Civil War / Charles D. Grear -- The price of liberty: the great hanging at Gainesville / Richard B. McCaslin -- The Civil War and the lives of Texas women / Angela Boswell -- Slaves taken to Texas for safekeeping during the Civil War / Dale Baum -- New perspectives on Texas Germans and the Confederacy / Walter B. Kamphoefner -- After the surrender: the postwar experiences of Confederate veterans in Harrison County, Texas / Randolph B. Campbell -- "I seemed to have no thought of the past, present, or future": Texans react to Confederate defeat / Carl H. Moneyhon -- Causes lost but not forgotten: George Washington Littlefield, Jefferson Davis, and Confederate memories at the University of Texas at Austin / Alexander Mendoza -- "Tell it like it was": Texas, the Civil War, and public history / Julie Holcomb.

A collection of eleven essays that explore various topics associated with the Civil War and the state of Texas including the lives of Texas women during the war, slavery, and postwar experiences of Confederate veterans.

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These 11 essays, each written by an outstanding history authority, examine the Civil War in Texas with emphasis on its role as part of the Confederacy. The authors include Joseph G. Dawson III, Richard Lowe, Richard B. McCaslin, Angela Boswell, Dale Baum, Walter D. Kamphoefner, Randolph B. Campbell, Carl H. Moneyhon, Alexander Mendoza, and Julie Holcomb. The authors take a broad-based approach in considering both Texas's role in the war and the impact that the conflict had on the state. Several selections deal with behind-the-scenes issues such as German Texans, the 1862 Great Hanging at Gainesville, women in the war, and the life of slaves. Other selections comment on why so many Texans fought with Confederate armies in the main theaters of the war or examine postwar issues, including reactions to the Confederate defeat in Texas, the construction of public monuments to Civil War leaders from the state, and the role public history has played in interpreting the Texas experience in the war. Meticulously researched, artfully written, and historiographically exciting, this book will set a new standard for historical literature dealing with Texas and the Civil War. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. L. T. Cummins Austin College

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Charles D. Grear is assistant professor of history at Prairie View A & M University. Previously he taught history at Texas Christian University.

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