Seeds of Empire (Hardcover)
Cotton, Slavery, and the Transformation of the Texas Borderlands, 1800-1850 (David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History)
University of North Carolina Press, 9781469624242, 368pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2015
Seeds of Empire tells the remarkable story of how the cotton revolution of the early nineteenth century transformed northeastern Mexico into the western edge of the United States, and how the rise and spectacular collapse of the Republic of Texas as a nation built on cotton and slavery proved to be a blueprint for the Confederacy of the 1860s.