An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821-1865

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LSU Press, 1991 - History - 306 pages
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As Texas emerged from the Western frontier relatively late in the formation of the USA, it is frequently and incorrectly perceived as fundamentally Western in its political and social orientation. In fact, most of the settlers of this area were emigrants from the South, and many brought with them their slaves and all aspects of slavery as it had matured in their native states.
 

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An empire for slavery: the peculiar institution in Texas, 1821-1865

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In the popular mind, Texas conjures up images of the Old West and freedom of the range. Campbell reminds us that Texas grew from Southern roots entangled in human bondage. By the Civil War, Texas had ... Read full review

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in this book there are a lot of details and particulars about slavery in texas but its most lasting affect for me is related to how texas is physically and historically located at a crossroad of ... Read full review

Contents

Texas Must Be a Slave
10
A Dull
35
The Empire State
50
We Want More Slaves
67
Negroes Are in This
96
From Can See to Cant See
115
A Tight
134
The Strength to Endure
153
Working Negroes to an Advantage
190
Those Who Are Not For
209
Free Free
231
as a Historical Source
261
County Records as a Source of Information
268
Bibliography
277
Index
295
Copyright

The Best
177

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