From Slave to Statesman

From Slave to Statesman

The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston

Book - 1993
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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 records; land records and deeds; church and school records.
Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, 1993.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780929398471
Branch Call Number: 921 HOUSTON, JOSHUA
Characteristics: xvii, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Monday, Jane Clements 1941-

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