The Shattering of Texas Unionism: Politics in the Lone Star State during the Civil War Era
Morrison, Michael A., The Journal of Southern History
The Shattering of Texas Unionism: Politics in the Lone Star State During the Civil War Era. By Dale Baum. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. Pp. xx, 283. $37.50, ISBN 0-8071-2245-9.)
The variables that shaped Texas politics in the antebellum and Reconstruction eras both were and were not like those of other states that formed the Confederate States of America. Unlike other slave states, Texas had an extensive international boundary, expansive western settlements, two considerable ethnic groups--Mexicans and Germans--and, in Sam Houston, a governor who was a fierce opponent of disunionism and secession. Yet, like other southerners, most white Anglo-Texans …
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Publication information: Article title: The Shattering of Texas Unionism: Politics in the Lone Star State during the Civil War Era. Contributors: Morrison, Michael A. - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Southern History. Volume: 66. Issue: 3 Publication date: August 2000. Page number: 638. © 2009 Southern Historical Association. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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