By Barry A. Crouch
This anthology brings jointly the overdue Barry A. Crouch's most vital articles at the African American event in Texas in the course of Reconstruction. Grouped topically, the essays discover what freedom intended to the newly emancipated, how white Texans reacted to the freed slaves, and the way Freedmen's Bureau brokers and African American politicians labored to enhance the lot of normal African American Texans. the amount additionally comprises Crouch's seminal evaluate of Reconstruction historiography, "Unmanacling Texas Reconstruction: A Twenty-Year Perspective." The introductory items through Arnoldo De Leon and Larry Madaras recapitulate Barry Crouch's scholarly profession and pay tribute to his stature within the box of Reconstruction history.
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