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Historians have published countless studies of the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and the era of Reconstruction that followed those four years of brutally destructive conflict. Most of these works focus on events and developments at the national or state level, explaining and analyzing the causes of disunion, the course of the war, and the bitter disputes that arose during restoration of the Union. Much less attention has been given to studying how ordinary people experienced the years from 1861 to 1876. What did secession, civil war, emancipation, victory for the United States, and Reconstruction mean at the local level in Texas? Exactly how much change—economic, social, and political—did the era bring to the focus of the study, Harrison County: a cotton-growing, planter-dominated community with the largest slave population of any county in the state? Providing an answer to that question is the basic purpose of A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850–1880. First published by the Texas State Historical Association in 1983, the book is now available in paperback, with a foreword by Andrew J. Torget, one of the Lone Star State’s top young historians.  
 

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Andrew J. Torget
  3. pp. xix-xii
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  1. Preface to the Paperback Edition (2016)
  2. Randolph B. Campbell
  3. pp. xxiii-xxviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. Part One: The Antebellum Community
  1. 1. The Land and the People
  2. pp. 17-44
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  1. 2. The Agricultural Economy
  2. pp. 45-72
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  1. 3. The Non-Agricultural Economy
  2. pp. 73-96
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  1. 4. Community Institutions and Social Life
  2. pp. 97-118
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  1. 5. Slavery: “The Peculiar Institution”
  2. pp. 119-146
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  1. 6. Antebellum Political Life: Confict within Consensus
  2. pp. 147-180
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  1. Part Two: Secession and Civil War
  1. 7. The Secession Crisis, 1860–1861
  2. pp. 183-198
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  1. 8. The Community at War, 1861–1865
  2. pp. 199-220
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  1. 9. Theophilus and Harriet Perry: “War Makes Its Widows by the Thousand”
  2. pp. 221-242
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  1. Part Three: Reconstruction
  1. 10. Presidential Reconstruction: May, 1865–March, 1867
  2. pp. 245-272
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  1. 11. Congressional Reconstruction, March, 1867–April, 1870
  2. pp. 273-304
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  1. 12. Republican Government, 1870–1878
  2. pp. 305-336
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  1. 13. “Redemption,” 1878–1880
  2. pp. 337-364
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  1. Part Four: Threshold of the “New South”
  1. 14. Harrison County in 1880: Change and Continuity since 1850
  2. pp. 367-396
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  1. Appendices
  1. 1. The Census Samples of 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880
  2. pp. 399-403
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  1. 2. Non-Heads of Household in the Population Samples
  2. pp. 404-406
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 407-426
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 427-446
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  1. Image Plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781625110435
Related ISBN
9781625110404
MARC Record
OCLC
964657353
Pages
450
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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