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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#18: Reconstruction in Texas Part 1

22 minutes

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The summer of 1865 found Texas in a state of chaos as the Civil War came to an end. It was the start of a decade that brought more conflict and violence than even the previous four years of war had, with the political and social future of the state in the balance. This week we present the first episode in a two part series as we look at the first years of Reconstruction in Texas.

Before we begin… Who’s your favorite defunct Texas sports team?

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