Title: An Empire For Slavery: The Peculiar ...
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
Hardcover first printing (as indicated by the publisher's "1" in the number line on copyright page), book is flawless, dustjacket is near flawless with a tiny bit of rubbing only, a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, a suitable collector's/gift copy, although Texas is perceived as a fudamentally western state, "most of the settlers of this region were emigrants from the South.examines slavery in the antebellum South's newest state and reveals how central slavery was to Texas history," 306 pages, includes a bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # 030155
Synopsis: As Texas emerged from the Western frontier relatively late in the formation of the USA, it is frequently and incorrectly perceived as fundamentally Western in its political and social orientation. In fact, most of the settlers of this area were emigrants from the South, and many brought with them their slaves and all aspects of slavery as it had matured in their native states.
From Library Journal:
In the popular mind, Texas conjures up images of the Old West and freedom of the range. Campbell reminds us that Texas grew from Southern roots entangled in human bondage. By the Civil War, Texas had a slave area equal to Alabama and Mississippi and a slave population comparable to Virginia. In the first comprehensive study of slavery in Texas, Campbell offers useful chapters on the law, the domestic slave trade, Indian relations, labor, family, religion, and more, but his book is especially welcome because it pulls the focus on bondage away from the Chesapeake and the Carolinas to show slavery's expansive and adaptive power in the developing West. Slavery knew no bounds, as Lincoln always understood. Recommended for college and university libraries.
- Randall M. Miller, St. Joseph's Univ., Philadelphia
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