A Texas-Sized Dilemma: How Did 'Passionate Unionist' Lawyer End Up As 'Diehard Confederate'?

Citation data:

Civil War Book Review, ISSN: 1528-6592, Vol: 3, Issue: 2, Page: 2

Publication Year:
2001
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol3/iss2/2
Author(s):
McCollum, Charles L.
Publisher(s):
Texas State Historical Association
review description
A brilliant attorney and political insider, William Pitt Ballinger was one of the most powerful men in Texas during the mid-19th century. He lived and worked in Galveston, a booming city and one of the South's most prominent commercial ports. Prior to the Civil War, Ballinger practiced law with grea....