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From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston

Prather, Patricia Smith;Monday, Jane Clements

Published by Univ of North Texas Pr, Denton, TX, USA., 1993
ISBN 10: 0929398475 / ISBN 13: 9780929398471
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Title: From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of ...

Publisher: Univ of North Texas Pr, Denton, TX, USA.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Authors

Edition: FIRST.


FINE/FINE. Grey-blue cloth boards. SIGNED by BOTH AUTHORS on half title page - "Joshua's Legacy Lives, Enjoy!!" Decorated endpapers. Important Black History collectible. [B238]. Bookseller Inventory # 012377

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Synopsis: This is the story of the “other? Houston, Joshua, the slave of Margaret Lea until she married Sam Houston and moved to Texas in 1840. Joshua was unique among slaves: he was taught to read and write, and was allowed to keep money he earned. The story is set in a background of historical details about southern social history before, during, and after the Civil War.

Sources include slave autobiographies and biographies; Houston family letters; oral histories of descendants of both Houston families; birth, marriage and death records; land records and deeds; church and school records.

About the Author: Patricia Smith Prather is a freelance writer, co-editor of the Texas Trailblazer series, a member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and a second-generation Tuskegee graduate. She is executive director of the Houston Place Association.

Jane Clements Monday is a former regent of the Texas State University board and past mayor of Huntsville, Texas. She holds a degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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