From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston

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This is the story of the "other" Houston, Joshua, the slave of Margaret Lea until she married Sam Houston and moved to Texas in 1840. Joshua was unique among slaves: he was taught to read and write, and was allowed to keep money he earned. The story is set in a background of historical details about southern social history before, during, and after the Civil War. Sources include slave autobiographies and biographies; Houston family letters; oral histories of descendants of both Houston families; birth, marriage and death ...

From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston 1995, University of North Texas Press, College Station

ISBN-13: 9780929398877

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From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston 1993, University of North Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780929398471

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