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The Resource William Pitt Ballinger : Texas lawyer, southern statesman, 1825-1888, by John Moretta ; foreword by Don E. Carleton

William Pitt Ballinger : Texas lawyer, southern statesman, 1825-1888, by John Moretta ; foreword by Don E. Carleton

Label
William Pitt Ballinger : Texas lawyer, southern statesman, 1825-1888
Title
William Pitt Ballinger
Title remainder
Texas lawyer, southern statesman, 1825-1888
Statement of responsibility
by John Moretta ; foreword by Don E. Carleton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This biography brings Ballinger to life as one of the most complete men of his time: lawyer, soldier, public servant, civic leader, author, editorialist, naturalist, education reformer, and bibliophile." "Jay Gould was just one of the many significant figures who befriended or worked with Ballinger: Daniel Webster, William Seward, Albert Sidney Johnston, Jefferson Davis, Samuel Colgate, and William Tecumseh Sherman, to name but a few. Within Texas, Ballinger's list of friends and acquaintances read like a "Who's Who" of the mid-nineteenth century: Sam Houston, Michel Menard, Samuel May Williams, William Marsh Rice, and Francis Lubbock, among others. His brothers-in-law, Guy Bryan and Supreme Court Justice Samuel Miller, were both instrumental in getting Ballinger nominated to the Texas Supreme Court and to the Supreme Court of the United States. The reserved Ballinger declined both opportunities." "In Ballinger's fascinating life and career we see reflected some of the most important issues of his era, including secession, slavery, corporations, and the law. The social, political, and cultural climate of Texas, the South, and the nation are revealed through the life, eyes, and mind of this remarkable, articulate man whose life spanned much of the nineteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 340/.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF368.B3135
LC item number
M67 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Barker Texas History Center series
Series volume
no. 7
Label
William Pitt Ballinger : Texas lawyer, southern statesman, 1825-1888, by John Moretta ; foreword by Don E. Carleton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Published ... in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin"--T.p. verso
  • "One thousand copies printed"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-283) and index
Control code
43567298
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 331 p.
Isbn
9780876111772
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00026845
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2000. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
William Pitt Ballinger : Texas lawyer, southern statesman, 1825-1888, by John Moretta ; foreword by Don E. Carleton
Publication
Note
  • "Published ... in cooperation with the Center for Studies in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin"--T.p. verso
  • "One thousand copies printed"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-283) and index
Control code
43567298
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 331 p.
Isbn
9780876111772
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00026845
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2000. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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