An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821-1865
Campbell (history, U. of North Texas) examines slavery in the antebellum South's newest state and reveals how central slavery was to Texas history. He points out that although the area of slaveholding covered only two-fifths of the state by 1860, the proportion of slaveholders and slaves in Texas was comparable to that of Virginia, the oldest slaveholding state in the Union. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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"Texas *must* be a slave country..." - Stephen F. Austin (1833) I had first intended to only skim and consult this book as background reading for a chapter I was writing on slavery in Galveston, TX ...
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Texas developed a peculiar version of the peculiar institution. For one, it started out as the territory of faraway Mexico, which outlawed slavery, resulting in an odd legal fiction in which slaves ...
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