552 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 24 halftones, 5 maps, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-2675-8
Published: November 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-2676-5
Published: October 2016
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6151-3
Published: August 2020
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Awards & distinctions
2017 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians
Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize, Texas State Historical Association
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Tejas Foco Non-Fiction Book Award
2016 Ramirez Family Award, Texas Institute of Letters
Using rare archival sources and original oral history interviews, Krochmal reveals the often-overlooked democratic foundations and liberal tradition of one of our nation’s most conservative states. Blue Texas remembers the many forgotten activists who, by crossing racial lines and building coalitions, democratized their cities and state to a degree that would have been unimaginable just a decade earlier--and it shows why their story still matters today.
Sponsored by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
About the Author
Max Krochmal is associate professor of history and the founding chair of the Department of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University.
For more information about Max Krochmal, visit the Author Page.