A visitor to the Capitol gleans a particular story of Texas from the monuments and plaques: one that celebrates the state’s involvement in the Civil War and offers a revisionist history of the causes of the conflict. (Read: not slavery.)
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Observer Radio discusses the results of Battleground Texas’ first big test. Also, a look at the dark history of the nation’s deadliest act of mob violence.
Gainesville, Texas, is a patriotic small town. It’s also the site of the nation’s largest act of mob violence. One hundred and fifty-two years later, the town finally has a memorial to the 42 men who died in the Great Hanging.
Living-history educator Sam Allen shares stories of the black soldiers who fought in America’s Civil War and Indian wars.