Texas After The Civil War

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During the Civil War, Texas fought for the Confederate States of America. For nine years following the Civil War, Texas is in turmoil, as its people attempt to solve political, social, and economic problems produced by the war. One of the major forces that threatens change in the state is the United States Army. Federal troops are there, at least in part, to ensure loyalty to the federal government and to protect the rights of the blacks. To many Texans, the army, most of whom fought for the North in the Civil War, is an unwanted occupying force. Joseph, who is part of this unwelcomed army, is sent to Sulphur Springs to take part in a military occupation of the town. He meets an environment of hate and destruction much of it aimed at him and
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