Texas Slavery Project

Interactive Websites and AppsThe Texas Slavery Project examines the spread of American slavery into the borderlands between the United States and Mexico in the decades between 1820 and 1850. American slaveholders began migrating to the Mexican province of Texas in the 1820s, where they established a society like those developing at the same time in Mississippi and Alabama. Tensions quickly rose between these Anglo settlers and the government of Mexico, which repeatedly attempted to outlaw slavery in Texas. Settlers in the region eventually rebelled from Mexico in 1836 and established the Republic of Texas. From 1836 to 1845, slaveholders from the American South poured into this new nation between the borders of the United States and Mexico.
Source:University of Virginia
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.3(C), 4.4(A), 4.4(B), 4.4(C), 4.5(A), 4.5(B), 7.5(A), 7.5(B), 7.5(C)
Topics:Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas, Antebellum Texas, Civil War

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