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The Resource Alexander Watkins Terrell : Civil War soldier, Texas lawmaker, American diplomat, Lewis L. Gould

Alexander Watkins Terrell : Civil War soldier, Texas lawmaker, American diplomat, Lewis L. Gould

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Alexander Watkins Terrell : Civil War soldier, Texas lawmaker, American diplomat
Title
Alexander Watkins Terrell
Title remainder
Civil War soldier, Texas lawmaker, American diplomat
Statement of responsibility
Lewis L. Gould
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alexander Terrell's career placed him at the center of some of the most pivotal events in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history, ranging from the Civil War to Emperor Maximilian's reign over Mexico and an Armenian genocide under the Ottoman Empire. Alexander Watkins Terrell at last provides the first complete biographical portrait of this complex figure." "Born in Virginia in 1827, Terrell moved to Texas in 1852, rising to the rank of Confederate brigadier general when the Civil War erupted. Afterwards, he briefly served in Maximilian's army before returning to Texas, where he was elected to four terms in the state Senate and three terms in the House. President Grover Cleveland appointed him minister to the Ottoman Empire, dispatching him to Turkey and the Middle East for four years while the issues surrounding the existence of Christians in a Muslim empire stoked violent confrontations there. His other accomplishments included writing legislation that created the Texas Railroad Commission and what became the Permanent University Fund (the cornerstone of the University of Texas's multibillion-dollar endowment)." "In this balanced exploration of Terrell's life, Gould also examines Terrell's views on race, the impact of the charges of cowardice in the Civil War that dogged him, and his spiritual searching beyond the established religions of his time." "Lewis L. Gould taught American History at the University of Texas at Austin for more than thirty years and is now a Fellow at the University's Center for American History."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/06/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F391.T24
LC item number
G68 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Focus on American history series
Label
Alexander Watkins Terrell : Civil War soldier, Texas lawmaker, American diplomat, Lewis L. Gould
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-216) and index
Control code
54966380
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 223 p.
Isbn
9780292702974
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004007940
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Alexander Watkins Terrell : Civil War soldier, Texas lawmaker, American diplomat, Lewis L. Gould
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-216) and index
Control code
54966380
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 223 p.
Isbn
9780292702974
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004007940
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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