The Texas That Might Have Been

Sam Houston's Foes Write to Albert Sidney Johnston

Compiled by Margaret Swett Henson

Introduction by Donald E. Willett

Edited by Donald E. Willett

978-1-60344-145-2 Cloth
6 x 9 x 0 in
310 pp. Appendix. Index.
Pub Date: 11/30/2009


  • Cloth $29.95
Although Sam Houston would eventually emerge as the dominant shaper of the developing Texas Republic’s destiny, many visions competed for preeminence. One of Houston’s sharpest critics, Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, is the subject of this fascinating edition of letters from the period.

Donald E. Willett offers new annotation and analysis to these letters from Johnston’s colleagues, friends, and supporters—first collected and edited by contrarian scholar Margaret Swett Henson, but never before published.

Elma Dill Russell Spencer Series in the West and Southwest

Published by Texas A&M University Press