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Los Brazos de Dios : A Plantation Society in the Texas Borderlands, 1821-1865

By: Kelley, Sean M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (296 p.).ISBN: 9780807138076.Subject(s): Brazos River Valley (Tex.) - Emigration and immigration - History - 19th century | Brazos River Valley (Tex.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century | Brazos River Valley (Tex.) - History - 19th century | Brazos River Valley (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century | Brazos River Valley (Tex.) - Social conditions - 19th century | Brazos River Valley (Tex.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Immigrants - Texas - Brazos River Valley - History - 19th century | Immigrants -- Texas -- Brazos River Valley -- History -- 19th century | Plantation life - Texas - Brazos River Valley - History - 19th century | Plantation life -- Texas --Brazos River Valley -- History -- 19th century | Plantations - Texas - Brazos River Valley - History - 19th century | Plantations -- Texas -- Brazos River Valley -- History -- 19th century | Slavery - Texas - Brazos River Valley - History - 19th century | Slavery -- Texas -- Brazos River Valley -- History -- 19th century | Texas - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 | Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Los Brazos de Dios : A Plantation Society in the Texas Borderlands, 1821–1865DDC classification: 976.4 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Map of the lower Brazos appears on page; Prologue: Borderlands; 1. MIGRATIONS; Map of the Gulf Prairie plantations appears on page; 2. HUSBANDS AND WIVES; 3. MASTERS AND SLAVES; 4. GERMANS, ANGLOS, AND THE POLITICS OF SLAVERY; 5. WAR; Epilogue: Bordered Lands; Abbreviations; Appendix 1: Tables; Appendix 2: Method Used to Identify Neighborhoods; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Historians have long believed that the "frontier" shaped Texas plantation society, but in this detailed examination of Texas's most important plantation region, Sean M. Kelley asserts that the dominant influence was not the frontier but the Mexican Republic. The Lower Brazos River Valley---the only slave society to take root under Mexican sovereignty---made replication of eastern plantation culture extremely difficult and complicated. By tracing the blending of cultures, races, and politics in the region, Kelley reveals a distinct variant of southern slavery-a borderland plantation society.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Map of the lower Brazos appears on page; Prologue: Borderlands; 1. MIGRATIONS; Map of the Gulf Prairie plantations appears on page; 2. HUSBANDS AND WIVES; 3. MASTERS AND SLAVES; 4. GERMANS, ANGLOS, AND THE POLITICS OF SLAVERY; 5. WAR; Epilogue: Bordered Lands; Abbreviations; Appendix 1: Tables; Appendix 2: Method Used to Identify Neighborhoods; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Historians have long believed that the "frontier" shaped Texas plantation society, but in this detailed examination of Texas's most important plantation region, Sean M. Kelley asserts that the dominant influence was not the frontier but the Mexican Republic. The Lower Brazos River Valley---the only slave society to take root under Mexican sovereignty---made replication of eastern plantation culture extremely difficult and complicated. By tracing the blending of cultures, races, and politics in the region, Kelley reveals a distinct variant of southern slavery-a borderland plantation society.

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<p>Sean M. Kelley is an associate professor of history at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York.</p>

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