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Of the 174 delegates to the Texas convention on secession in 1861, only 8 voted against the motion to secede. James Webb Throckmorton of McKinney was one of them. Yet upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army and fought in a number of campaigns. At war’s end, his centrist position as a conservative Unionist ultimately won him election as governor. Still, his refusal to support the Fourteenth Amendment or to protect aggressively the rights and physical welfare of the freed slaves led to clashes with military officials and his removal from office in 1867. Throckmorton’s experiences reveal much about southern society and highlight the complexities of politics in Texas during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Because his life spans one of the most turbulent periods in Texas politics, Texas Confederate, Reconstruction Governor, the first book on Throckmorton in nearly seventy years, will provide new insights for anyone interested in the Antebellum era, the Civil War, and the troubled years of Reconstruction.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-ix
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction: An Enigma in Nineteenth-Century Texas Politics
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Chapter 1:The Foundations of a Frontier Politician, 1825–50
  2. pp. 7-24
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  1. Chapter 2: Guardian of the Frontier, 1851–57
  2. pp. 25-44
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  1. Chapter 3: The Storm of Passion and Sectional Hatred, 1857–61
  2. pp. 45-72
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  1. Chapter 4: The Civil War “He That is Not for Us is Against Us,” 1861–65
  2. pp. 73-97
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  1. Chapter 5: Tainted Blood: Early Reconstruction in Texas, 1865–66
  2. pp. 98-118
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  1. Chapter 6: “Every Exertion within My Reach” Challenging Presidential Reconstruction in Texas, 1866
  2. pp. 119-136
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  1. Chapter 7: An Impediment to Reconstruction, 1867
  2. pp. 137-156
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  1. Chapter 8: Fueling the Fires of Redemption: The Struggle to Bring Down Radical rule in Texas, 1867–73
  2. pp. 157-177
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  1. Chapter 9:The End of the Line: Failed Restorations and Congressional Mediocrity in the Post-reconstruction Era, 1873–94
  2. pp. 178-196
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 197-229
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 231-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-251
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781603444057
Related ISBN
9781603440400
MARC Record
OCLC
680627891
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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