Civil War and Reconstruction

Thanks for joining us tonight to chat with Dr. Charles David Grear!

Y’all asked a lot of great questions this evening!  If you were unable to join us for our chat on Why Texans Fought in the Civil War you can visit our main page to read the archived conversation.  Thank you for your participation!

We are excited about our next book, The Pecan: A History of America’s Native Nut by Dr. James McWilliams.  Join us to chat about food and history on May 7th!

The Pecan

We hope that everyone is enjoying Why Texans Fought in the Civil War!

Our chat with Dr. Grear, author of Why Texans Fought in the Civil War, will take place on Monday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Click here to see an interactive map by Texas Slavery Project showing the change in both the slave and slaveholding population of Texas between 1837 and 1845.

Still need a copy of the book?  You can buy one here from Texas A&M University Press.

Free copies of our March book selection are now available!

 

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We hope that y’all are excited for our discussion of America’s War this Wednesday evening!

For our March book chat we will be reading Why Texans Fought in the Civil War by Dr. Charles Grear of Prairie View A&M University.  This selection will build on our discussion of America’s War by exploring why Texans decided to fight for the Confederacy.

Civil War Book Review had the following to say about Why Texans Fought in the Civil War:

“. . . first-rate work on the motivations of Texans to fight in the Civil War. . . a well-written and exhaustively researched book. . . will appeal to both scholars and general readers. . . “

Texas A&M Press has provided us with five free copies Why Texans Fought in the Civil War!  To receive one of the free books, comment below, “I would like a free copy,” and be sure to email your name and mailing address to bookgroup@texaspbs.org.

Our chat with Dr. Grear will take place on Monday, March 24, so order your copy soon!