The African Texans

The African Texans

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By Alwyn Barr

Immigrants of African descent have come to Texas in waves — first as free blacks under Spanish and Mexican governments, then as enslaved people who came with settlers from the deep South. After the Civil War, a new wave of immigration began. Author Barr considers each era, giving readers a clear sense of the challenges that faced African Texans and the social and cultural contributions they have made in Texas. Includes photographs and firsthand accounts, 59 illustrations, biographical sketches, and excerpts from newspaper articles and court rulings.

One of the “Texans All” series from the Institute of Texan Cultures. Published by Texas A&M University Press. Paperback, 7×10 inches, 128 pages.