African Americans in central Texas history : from slavery to civil rights
- edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Deborah M. Liles.
- First edition.
- College Station, Texas : Texas A&M University Press, 
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- x, 316 pages : map ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index.
- Introduction: Betwixt old ways and new freedoms: African Americans in central Texas / Bruce A. Glasrud and Deborah M. Liles
- Part I. Slavery and its aftermath. Livestock and slavery in north central Texas: a view from Stephens County / Deborah M. Liles ; Slavery on the frontier: the Peculiar Institution in central Texas / William Dean Carrigan ; The transition from slave potter to free potter: the Wilson potteries of Guadalupe County / E. Joe Brackner Jr ; Black political power and criminal justice: Washington County, 1868-1884 / Donald G. Nieman ; The African American exodus from Comanche County / Billy Bob Lightfoot
- Part II. In pursuit of freedom. Black trail drivers of Caldwell County / Donaly E. Brice ; Lincolnville at Moccasin Bend: a Coryell County freedom colony / Rebecca Sharpless ; The African American military experience in central Texas, 1863-1900 / James T. Matthews ; William Madison McDonald: business and fraternal leader / Bruce A. Glasrud ; The "Waco Horror": the lynching of Jesse Washington / James M. SoRelle
- Part III. Striving for success and civil rights. The life and work of Dr. Beadie Eugene Conner: an African American physician in Jim Crow Texas / Keith Volanto ; Aboard the wrong ship in the right books: Doris Miller and historical accuracy / Neil G. Sapper ; To leave or not to leave?: The "boomerang migration" of Lillian B. Horace (1880-1965) / Karen Kossie-Chernyshev ; Sepia Record as a forum for negotiating women's roles / Sherilyn Brandenstein ; Reluctance versus reality: the desegregation of North Texas State College, 1954-1956 / Ronald E. Marcello ; Texas voices: the
- 1963 civil rights march on Austin / Martin Kulhman.
Bruce A. Glasrud and Deborah M. Liles have gathered over thirty years of scholarship-articles, book excerpts, and new, original essays-to offer for the first time an overview of the history of African Americans in Central Texas. From slavery and agriculture in the nineteenth century to entrepreneurship and the struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century, African Americans in Central Texas History: From Slavery to Civil Rights fills in the critical missing pieces of an often-overlooked region in the state's history. African Americans first entered Central Texas with Spanish explorers, but few remained. White slave holders later brought black residents-as slaves-to this region. With the end of the Civil War, slavery may have ended but the brutalities of racial prejudice persisted. During Reconstruction, new attempts to ensure civil and political rights were resisted through terror, racial violence, and systemic denial of justice. Well into the twentieth century, segregation persisted, but years of individual and mobilized protest finally led to significant reform. Organizations such as the NAACP provided vital support. Before efforts to disenfranchise the black vote became successful, some politicians even courted black voters to further their own political agendas. African Americans in Central Texas History is a rare source that sheds light on the African American experience in the heart of the state.
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