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A portion of a huge mural, depicting Texas history, inside the Hall of State, the grand exhibition hall for Texas itself at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. This photograph is found that the Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
The population database contains counts of slaves and slaveholders in each Texas county with surviving tax returns from the Republic of Texas era. During the years 1837 to 1845, residents of the Republic of Texas attempted to finance their new nation with taxes collected on a wide range of personal property held by local citizens. One of these categories of taxable property were the enslaved men and women held by...
Established in Houston in June 1838, and edited by Hamilton Stuart, the Civilian...
Founded just before the Texas Revolution in 1835, the Telegraph & Texas Registerbecame a thriving newspaper in the growing town of Houston during the Republic of Texas era. This section contains digitized articles from the newspaper that touch on the issues of slavery, cotton markets, and the annexation of Texas to the United States.
James F. Perry was the brother-in-law of Stephen F. Austin, the most prominent agent of American settlement in Mexican Texas. James Perry and his family came to Texas in the early 1830s, where he set up a plantation in Brazoria County called "Peach Point" and made money as a cotton planter. The digitized letters in this collection provide a window into Perry's management of his slaves and plantation,...
The Diplomatic Correspondence of Texaswas published in 1908 as a collection of the official correspondence that passed between the Republic of Texas and foreign nations. This section offers digitized transcriptions of letters that dealt with the issue of slavery in Texas, including diplomatic discussions between the Lone Star Republic and nations over the future of slavery in the region.
Originally published in 1898 by H.P.H Gammel, the Laws of Texascontained all the laws concerning Texas passed by the Mexican Congress (at both the state or federal levels), by the Congress of the Republic of Texas, and by the state of Texas. This section contains digitized transcriptions of the laws in this collection that touched in slavery, agriculture, and taxation in Texas during the years between 1821...
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