Nesbitt Memorial Library

Randolph B. Campbell to Appear at Library

April 26, 2004

     Randolph B. Campbell, author of the new history of Texas, Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State, will speak at the library about his work on Monday, April 26, 2004, at 7:30 p. m. After his presentation, he will take questions from the audience and autograph copies of his books. Copies of Gone to Texas will be available for purchase at the event.
     Campbell, whose work has won many awards, is perhaps the preeminent living Texas historian. His other works include An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821-1865, Grass-Roots Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1880 (which contains a long chapter on Colorado County), Sam Houston and the American Southwest, and A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880.