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- Main Title Southern Roots, Western Foundations: the Peculiar Institution and the Livestock Industry on the Northwestern Frontier of Texas, 1846-1864
Author: Liles, Deborah MarieCreator Type: Personal
Chair: McCaslin, Richard B.Contributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Major Professor
Chair: Campbell, Randolph B.Contributor Type: Personal
Chair: Moye, J. ToddContributor Type: Personal
Chair: Navarro, Aaron W.Contributor Type: Personal
Chair: Finseth, Ian F.Contributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, TexasAdditional Info: www.unt.edu
- Creation: 2012-08
- Content Description: This dissertation challenges Charles W. Ramsdell's needless war theory, which argued that profitable slavery would not have existed west of the 98th meridian and that slavery would have died a natural death. It uses statistical information that is mined from the county tax records to show how slave-owners on the northwestern frontier of Texas raised livestock rather than market crops, before and during the Civil War. This enterprise was so strong that it not only continued to expand throughout this period, but it also became the foundation for the recovery of the Texas economy after the war.
- Keyword: Texas
- Keyword: slavery
- Keyword: cattle
- Keyword: livestock
- Keyword: settlement
- Keyword: frontier
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Rights Holder: Liles, Deborah Marie
- Rights License: copyright
- Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.
- Thesis or Dissertation
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc283818
- Academic Department: Department of History
- Degree Discipline: History
- Degree Level: Doctoral
- Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
- Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
- Degree Publication Type: disse
- Embargo Note: Restriction lifted in January, 2019.