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- DescriptionTexas was the South's frontier in the antebellum period. The vast new state represented the hope and future of many Southern cotton planters. As a result, Texas changed tremendously during the 1850s as increasing numbers of Southern planters moved westward to settle. Planters brought with them large numbers of slaves to plant, cultivate and pick the valuable cash crop; by 1860, slaves made up 30 percent of the total Texas population. No state in the South grew nearly as fast as Texas during this decade, and as the booming ecomy for cotton led the ecomic development, the state became increasingly embroiled in the national debate about whether slavery should exist within a democratic republic dedicated to the freedom and independence of man.
- Author Biography<b>Stephen Chicoine</b> is the author of numerous books on history. He lived in Texas for more than twenty-five years and now lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. His website can be accessed at www.freedomhistory.com.
- Author(s)Stephen Chicoine
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication15/12/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps
- Weight454 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine20 mm
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