". . . an excellent book. . . The book will interest anyone interested in Texas history."
(Mexia Daily News
"Smallwood offers an impressive reinterpretation of a critical era in Reconstruction Texas and the South."
(The Journal of American History
". . . James M. Smallwood adopts the form of popular history-accessible, even dramatic, prose-in the service of the academician's war on myth as history. . . Smallwood builds a firm documentary foundation. . . and balances traditional, local accounts with correspondence from military and civil officials. . . This book significantly raises the bar for popular histories of violence in post-Civil War Texas. . . Smallwood leaves little room for further facile loitering at the crossroads of Old South and Old West mythology. This is popular history with a purpose." - Kyle Wilkison
(Kyle Wilkison Journal of Southern History
About the Author
JAMES M. SMALLWOOD is an emeritus professor of history at Oklahoma State University. He coauthored Murder and Mayhem: The War of Reconstruction in Texas, published by Texas A&M University Press. Smallwood’s The Indian Texans was part of a five-book series that won the 2006 Texas Reference Source Award from the Texas Library Association Reference Round Table. He lives in Gainesville, Texas.