Texas Wept: A Tale of Love, Hate, and Courage
by William E Maxwell
The revolution ended with a shudder and a gasp, and the antebellum South was dispensed to the dustbins of history. An upended social system intensified this violent, lawless time. Texas government was supervised by the Union Army and its economy shaped by carpetbaggers. Outlaw gangs, freed slaves, Klansmen, and impoverished farmers and planters were all stirred into a volatile stew.