Edgefield and Texas: Rebuilding Identities

Judith N. McArthur and Orville Vernon Burton

in “A Gentleman and an Officer”

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195093124
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853915 | DOI:
Edgefield and Texas: Rebuilding Identities

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This chapter discusses the post-war experiences of James B. Griffin. He became so concerned about making a postwar living because his house was burned, his landholdings were greatly reduced and he had to support nine children. To avoid complicating his problems Griffin avoided politics, did not participate in the efforts against the Reconstruction and later moved to Texas. It was in Texas where he has recovered financially and established himself as a successful businessman.

Keywords: James B. Griffin; post-war experiences; Reconstruction; Texas; businessman

Chapter.  11006 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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