The Shattering of Texas Unionism: Politics in the Lone Star State During the Civil War Era

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Dezember 1998



In rare defiance of the narrow periodization that has marked past studies of Texas politics during the Civil War era, this sweeping work tracks the leadership and electoral basis of politics in the Lone Star State from secession all the way through Reconstruction. Employing a combination of traditional historical sources and cutting-edge quantitative and analyses of county voting returns, Dale Baum painstakingly explores the doble collapse of Texas Unionism-first as a bulwark against secession in the winter of 1860-61 and then in the late 1860s as a foundation upon which to build a truly biracial society. By carefully tracing the shifting alliances of voters from one election to the next, Baum illuminates the most turbulent, political period in the history of the state, interprreting both the weight of continuity and the force of change that sweps over it before, during, and immediately after the American Civil War. Students of the South, the Civil War, and African American history, as well as sociologists and political scientists interested in vote fraud, political violence, and racial animosity, will reap benefits from this significant volume.

EAN: 9780807122457
ISBN: 0807122459
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1998
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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