Southern Roots, Western Foundations: the Peculiar Institution and the Livestock Industry on the Northwestern Frontier of Texas, 1846-1864 Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Southern Roots, Western Foundations: the Peculiar Institution and the Livestock Industry on the Northwestern Frontier of Texas, 1846-1864

Creator

  • Author: Liles, Deborah Marie
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: McCaslin, Richard B.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Chair: Campbell, Randolph B.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Chair: Moye, J. Todd
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Chair: Navarro, Aaron W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Chair: Finseth, Ian F.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2012-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • 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.

Subject

  • Keyword: Texas
  • Keyword: slavery
  • Keyword: cattle
  • Keyword: livestock
  • Keyword: settlement
  • Keyword: frontier

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: unt
  • Rights Holder: Liles, Deborah Marie
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc283818

Degree

  • 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

Note

  • Embargo Note: Restricted until September 1, 2018