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Black Texans : a history of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995

Author: Alwyn Barr
Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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African Americans have lived in Texas for more than four hundred years - longer than in any other region of the United States. Beginning with the arrival of the first African American in 1528, Alwyn Barr, in Black Texans, examines the African American experience in Texas during the periods of exploration and colonization, slavery, Reconstruction, the struggle to retain the freedoms gained, the twentieth-century
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alwyn Barr
ISBN: 080612878X 9780806128788
OCLC Number: 34742519
Notes: Originally published: Austin, Tex. : Jenkins Pub. Co., 1973.
Description: x, 294 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Explorers and settlers --
Slaves --
Freedmen --
Voters and laborers --
Outsiders --
People of anger and hope --
People of struggle and progress.
Responsibility: by Alwyn Barr.

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African Americans have lived in Texas for more than four hundred years - longer than in any other region of the United States. Beginning with the arrival of the first African American in 1528, Alwyn Barr, in Black Texans, examines the African American experience in Texas during the periods of exploration and colonization, slavery, Reconstruction, the struggle to retain the freedoms gained, the twentieth-century urban experience, and the modern civil rights movement. Barr.

discusses each period of African-American history in terms of politics, violence, and legal status; labor and economic status; education; and social life. Black Texans includes the history of the buffalo soldiers and the cowboys on Texas cattle drives, along with the achievements of notable African-American individuals in Texas history, from Estevan the explorer through legislator Norris Wright Cuney and boxer Jack Johnson to state senator Barbara Jordan. Barr carries.

the story up to the present day in this second edition, which includes a new preface, a new chapter on the years 1970-95, and a revised index.

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