African Americans in South Texas History

African Americans in South Texas History

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The history of South Texas is more racially and ethnically complex than many people realize. As a border area, South Texas has experienced some especially interesting forms of racial and ethnic intersection, influenced by the relatively small number of blacks (especially in certain counties), the function and importance of the South Texas cattle trade, proximity to Mexico, and the history of anti-black violence. The essays in African Americans in South Texas History give insight into this fascinating history. The articles in this volume, written over a span of almost three decades, were chosen for their readability, scholarship, and general interest. Contributors: Jennifer Borrer Edward Byerly Judith Kaaz Doyle Rob Fink Robert A. Goldberg Kenneth Wayne Howell Larry P. Knight Rebecca A. Kosary David Louzon Sarah R. Massey Jeanette Nyda Mendelssohn Passty Janice L. Sumler-Edmond Cary D. Wintz Rue Wood q . . . a valuable addition to the literature chronicling the black experience in the land of the Lone Star. While previous studies have concentrated on regions most reflective of Dixie origins, this collection examines the tri-ethnic area of Texas adjoining Mexico wherein cotton was scarce and cattle plentiful. Glasrud has assembled an excellent group of essays from which readers will learn much.q-L. Patrick Hughes, professor of history, Austin Community CollegeOn January 2, 1936, Garner hired J. W. Edgar of Mirando City as the school districta#39;s new director of instruction, and under ... Under the tutelage of Rebbie Robbins, first and second graders would now undergo a rigorous Americanizationanbsp;...

Title:African Americans in South Texas History
Author: Bruce A. Glasrud
Publisher:Texas A&M University Press - 2011-04-13

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