At the end of the Civil War, Texas existed in a world with an uncertain future. The state had escaped the military ravages of the war but along with the South stood poised on the brink of a new social, economic, and political order. In this book the author reconsiders the reasons Reconstruction failed to live up to its promise. Illustrated. College Station, TX 2004 Texas A&M University Press 1st Ed., 6 x9, 237 Pgs., PB.