Category: Alumni Authors

Title:The Shattering of Texas Unionism

Author: Dale Baum (C'65)
Date Published: December 1, 1998

The Shattering of Texas Unionism book cover image
In rare defiance of the narrow periodization that has marked past studies of Texas politics during the Civil War era, this sweeping work tracks the leadership and electoral basis of politics in the Lone Star State from secession all the way through Reconstruction. Employing a combination of traditional historical sources and cutting-edge quantitative analyses of county voting returns, Baum explores the double collapse of Texas Unionism first as a bulwark against secession in the winter of 1860-61 and then in the late 1860s as a foundation upon which to build a truly biracial society.

Louisiana State University Press (1998)

View book listing >