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A Hanging in Nacogdoches

By Gary B. Borders
  • ISBN Code: : 0292783167
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Pages : 209
  • Category : History
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“The contribution of A Hanging in Nacogdoches is not limited to that city, East Texas, or even the state. . . . The purpose of the author's presentation is to show life-race relations, politics, the economy-in a typical . . . Southern town at the transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. Borders argues, and demonstrates, that Nacogdoches was, indeed, typical for its time and place.”-Archie P. McDonald, Regent's Professor of History, Stephen F. Austin State UniversityOn October 17, 1902, in Nacogdoches, Texas, a black man named James Buchanan was tried without representation, condemned, and executed for the murder of a white family-all in the course of three hours. Two white men played pivotal roles in these events: Bill Haltom, a leading local Democrat and the editor of the Nacogdoches Sentinel, who condemned lynching but defended lynch mobs, and A. J. Spradley, a Populist sheriff who, with the aid of hundreds of state militiamen, barely managed to keep the mob from burning Buchanan alive, only to escort him to the gallows following his abbreviated trial. Each man's story serves to illuminate a part of the path that led to the terrible parody of justice which lies at the heart of A Hanging in Nacogdoches. The turn of the twentieth century was a time of dramatic change for the people of East Texas. Frightened by the Populist Party's attempts to unite poor blacks and whites in a struggle for economic justice, white Democrats defended their power base by exploiting racial tensions in a battle that ultimately resulted in the complete disenfranchisement of the black population of East Texas. In telling the story of a single lynching, Gary Borders dramatically illustrates the way politics and race combined to bring horrific violence to small southern towns like Nacogdoches.

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Red dirt. What can one say about red dirt? The small town of San Augustine, Texas, sits on a twenty-six-mile swath of red clay. Once this red dirt gets into your system it is difficult to leave it behind, and if you do there is a tendency to return in your golden years. The town was organized in 1834 and was the gateway to early settlers after crossing the Sabine River into Texas. Most everyone who entered Texas in the early years passed through the town on the El Camino Real, the King’s Highway. Many settled here while others made their way to San Antonio. It was into this area of Texas that I was born and reared. This book contains 110 short stories of my experiences while growing up during the 1940s and 1950s in the town of red dirt. I have included stories of my married life as we lived in several different states through the years. A few stories of humorous events while working in law enforcement are also included. San Augustine, Texas, claims on good authority to be the oldest Anglo-Saxon town in Texas. The neighboring city of Nacogdoches is said to be the oldest town having had an Indian settlement there earlier than 1834. The debate will probably never be settled to everyone’s satisfaction.

Throes of Democracy

By Walter A. McDougall
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061862363
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : History
  • Members : 595
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"And then there came a day of fire!" From its shocking curtain-raiser—the conflagration that consumed Lower Manhattan in 1835—to the climactic centennial year of 1876, when Americans staged a corrupt, deadlocked presidential campaign (fought out in Florida), Walter A. McDougall's Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829-1877 throws off sparks like a flywheel. This eagerly awaited sequel to Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History, 1585-1828 carries the saga of the American people's continuous self-reinvention from the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson through the eras of Manifest Destiny, Civil War, and Reconstruction, America's first failed crusade to put "freedom on the march" through regime change and nation building. But Throes of Democracy is much more than a political history. Here, for the first time, is the American epic as lived by Germans and Irish, Catholics and Jews, as well as people of British Protestant and African American stock; an epic defined as much by folks in Wisconsin, Kansas, and Texas as by those in Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia; an epic in which Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, showman P. T. Barnum, and circus clown Dan Rice figure as prominently as Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Henry Ward Beecher; an epic in which railroad management and land speculation prove as gripping as Indian wars. Walter A. McDougall's zesty, irreverent narrative says something new, shrewd, ironic, or funny about almost everything as it reveals our national penchant for pretense—a predilection that explains both the periodic throes of democracy and the perennial resilience of the United States.

The Maleficent Seven (From the World of Skulduggery Pleasant) (Skulduggery Pleasant)

By Derek Landy
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007512392
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A brilliant, hilarious one-off novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant universe, from number-one-bestselling author Derek Landy

The Tiger Lily (The Southern Women Series, Book 1)

By Shirlee Busbee
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  • Publisher : ePublishing Works!
  • Book Code : 1614177023
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 441
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As a young child, Sabrina del Torres fell in love with Brett Dangermond while at her aunt's wedding. But Carlos, Sabrina's cousin, wants Sabrina for himself. Years later, at Sabrina's father's invitation, Brett arrives at the del Torres rancho. Sweet passion blooms between the pair, until Brett's previous lover mysteriously turns up, claiming Brett abandoned her and her unborn child to marry the rich Sabrina del Torres. Bret does not deny the charges, neither does he claim to love Sabrina. Then Sabrina's father is found murdered, and at the reading of his will, Sabrina learns she must marry a man of Brett's choosing or forfeit her fortune. Brett, having vowed never to fall hostage to love, leaves the ranch, ordering Sabrina to remain until he returns. Now Sabrina can either dig up the truth that'll unlock Brett's heart or prepare to marry the man he chooses. REVIEWS: "One of the best romance writers of our time." ~Affaire de Coeur THE SOUTHERN WOMEN, in series order The Tiger Lily Each Time We Love At Long Last Love a Dark Rider THE LOUISIANA LADIES, in series order Deceive Not My Heart Midnight Masquerade Love Be Mine