Kenneth W. Howell received his B.S. degree in history from the University of Texas— Tyler, his M. A. degree in history from Texas A&M University—Commerce and his Ph. D. in history from Texas A&M University in College Station. He taught for twelve years in the Texas public school system before becoming an Assistant Professor of History at Prairie View A&M University in the fall of 2004.He has also taught at Texas A&M University ( College Station), Blinn College ( Bryan), North Harris Montgomery Community College, and Trinity Valley Community College. Howell has several publications that focus on history of Texas and the Old South, including Henderson County, Texas, 1846-1861: An Antebellum History (Eakin Press, 1999), The Devil’s Triangle: Ben Bickerstaff, Northeast Texans, and the War of Reconstruction (Best of East Texas Publisher, 2007), Texas Confederate, Reconstruction Governor: James Webb Throckmorton (Texas A&M University Press, 2008), Beyond Myth and Legend: A Narrative History of Texas (Abigail Press, 2008), Seventh Star of the Confederacy: Texas During the Civil War, ed. (University of North Texas Press, 2009), “George Adams: A Cowboy All His Life,” in Black Cowboy of Texas, ed. Sarah Massey (Texas A&M University Press, 2000), “Black Women in the Modern Era, 1974-2000” in African American Women in Texas: A Collaborative History, eds. Bruce Glasrud and Meriline Pitre (Texas A&M University Press, 2008), “When the Rabble Hiss, Well May Patriots Tremble”: James Webb Throckmorton and the Secession Movement in Texas, 1845-1861,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly (April 2006). Additionally, Howell has published numerous articles and book reviews in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, East Texas State Historical Journal, Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the South, The Southern Historian, West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, the Journal of South Texas, and Diálogos Latinamericanos.Currently, he is working on an edited volume on violence in Reconstruction Texas between 1865 and 1874 (under contract with the University of North Texas Press).
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