In this Book
- Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson
- Published by: Texas A&M University Press
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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.