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 In 1917, barely into his second term as governor of Texas, James E. Ferguson was impeached, convicted, and removed from office. Impeached provides a new examination of the rise and fall of Ferguson’s political fortunes, offering a focused look at how battles over economic class, academic freedom, women’s enfranchisement, and concentrated political power came to be directed toward one politician.
 
Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce A. Glasrud have brought together top scholars to shine a light on this unique chapter in Texas history. An introductory chapter by John R. Lundberg offers a comprehensive survey of the impeachment process. Kay Reed Arnold then follows the Ferguson story into the halls of academia at the University of Texas—which Ferguson threatened to close—sparking a fierce response by faculty, alumni, students, and, especially, the Women’s Committee for Good Government. Rachel M. Gunter continues by placing the Ferguson impeachment in the context of the suffrage movement. Leah LaGrone Ochoa then explores Ferguson’s hot-and-cold relationship with the Texas press, and Mark Stanley concludes with an examination of the impact of the impeachment on Texas politics in the decades that followed.
 
In addition to these original essays, this book includes several primary documents critical to understanding the Ferguson impeachment, each annotated and commented on by a scholar. Impeached reveals how power ebbed and flowed in twentieth-century Texas.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce A. Glasrud
  3. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction: James Edward “Farmer Jim” Ferguson’s Impeachment and Its Ramifications
  2. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce A. Glasrud
  3. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1. The Great Texas “Bear Fight”: Progressivism and the Impeachment of James E. Ferguson
  2. John R. Lundberg
  3. pp. 13-52
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  1. 2. “Think of the Lives That Might Be Saved”: James Ferguson, Women’s War Work, and the University of Texas
  2. Kay Reed Arnold
  3. pp. 53-84
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  1. 3. “Without Us, It Is Ferguson with a Plurality”: Woman Suffrage and Anti-Ferguson Politics
  2. Rachel M. Gunter
  3. pp. 85-109
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  1. 4. In the Public Eye: Texas Governor James Ferguson’s Fight with the Press
  2. Leah LaGrone Ochoa
  3. pp. 110-134
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  1. 5. Fergusonism, Factionalization, and Thirty Years of Texas Politics
  2. Mark Stanley
  3. pp. 135-157
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  1. 6. The Texas Governor’s Impeachment in Historical Memory
  2. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky
  3. pp. 158-167
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  1. Document 1: Ferguson’s Texas Farm Tenant Law
  2. Kyle G. Wilkison and Katherine Kuehler Walters
  3. pp. 168-174
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  1. Document 2: Minnie Fisher Cunningham to Carrie Chapman Catt Letter
  2. Judith N. McArthur
  3. pp. 175-178
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  1. Document 3: Pat M. Neff to William Pettus Hobby Letter
  2. Ricky Floyd Dobbs
  3. pp. 179-184
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  1. Ferguson’s Impeachment: A Selected Bibliography
  2. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and Bruce A. Glasrud
  3. pp. 185-190
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-202
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781623495282
Related ISBN
9781623495275
MARC Record
OCLC
960969301
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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