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Texas: Slavery & the Civil War

Listed below are some key sources to understanding the splash that slavery made in Early Texas History and the Civil War. .

Enslavement of African Americans

The enslavement of African Americans was the curse of early American life, and Texas was no exception. The Mexican government was opposed to slavery, but even so, there were 5000 slaves in Texas by the time of the Texas Revolution in 1836. By the time of annexation a decade later, there were 30,000; by 1860, the census found 182,566 slaves -- over 30% of the total population of the state.

Texas During The Civil War

Louis J. Wortham, A HISTORY OF TEXAS: FROM
WILDERNESS TO COMMONWEALTH, Volume 4, Chapter LX, Worthham-Molyneaux Company, Fort Worth,
Texas 1924

Cartoon. "Young Texas in Repose." (1845?).

img0041 Cartoon. "Young Texas in Repose." (1845?).

       (Abolitionist cartoon shows a murderous cowboy seated 

       upon a postrate African American).
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A map of the free and slave states.

A map of the free and slave states.
Lone Star Blue and Gray: Essays on Texas in the Civil War - (Listing Multiple Pages). The Portal to Texas History

Book containing sixteen essays from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and other scholarly journals. The essays are related to the state of Texas during the Civil War and cover such topics as military actions, Texan feelings towards the Union, and supply issues.

The treachery in Texas, the secession of Texas, and the arrest of the United States officers and soldiers serving in ...

The treachery in Texas, the secession of Texas, and the arrest of the United States officers and soldiers serving in Texas. Read before the New-York Historical Society, June 25, 1861. By Major J. T. Sprague, U. S. A.