New Perspectives: Violence in the Hill Country, The Texas Frontier in the Civil War Era

Online Program

March 18, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Discover the harsh history of the Hill Country.

Program Details

Historian Nicholas Roland will share an in-depth history of the Civil War era in the Texas Hill Country. In his recent book, Roland analyzes patterns of violence in the Texas Hill Country to examine the cultural and political priorities of white settlers and their interaction with the century-defining process of national integration and state-building in the Civil War era. His work reveals a bitter history of warfare, criminality, divided communities, political violence, vengeance killings, and economic struggle which position the Texas Hill Country as a symbol of the entire Southwest.

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About the Presenter

Nicholas Roland is a historian from the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C.

About Public Programs

Public programs at the Bullock Museum explore relevant history and celebrate the culture that has shaped our modern world. Through engaging discussions, performances, and scholarship guests are invited to see local connections and discover how Texas fits into a broader national story.

At the Bullock Museum, programs have been a place for the community to gather and celebrate culture, explore new ideas, and share experiences together. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs still provide an opportunity to bring the community together, even if we are apart. Please join us through virtual programs and enjoy lessons, discussions and activities with your family, friends and neighbors who are also participating from home.

Zoom information

You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

Banner image Historic Nimitz Hotel, courtesy DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.