The Last Confederate Heroes

William L. Richter 1942-

Businessman, Teacher, Consultant, Author

Mr. Richter graduated from Arizona State University in 1964 with a B.A. in History. He received his M.A. also from Arizona State. He was awarded his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 1970. In 1971 he completed a Post-doctoral seminar in Afro-American Historical and Cultural History at Kentucky State University, Frankfort.

Mr. Richter has researched, written and published almost two dozen articles emphasizing military-civil affairs, race relations, constitutional issues, and Spanish colonial efforts in North America. He has also reviewed a wide range of historical topics for scholarly journals.

Among his most noted publications are:

The Army in Texas During Reconstruction, 1865-1870 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1987). Winner of 1989 Certificate of Commendation from American Association of State and Local History.

Overreached on All Sides: The Freedmen's Bureau Administrators in Texas, 1865-1868 (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1992)

Fascinating People and Astounding Events from American History (Santa Barbara, CA.: ABC-Clio Press, 1993) co-authored with Ronald D. Smith

ABC-Clio Companion to American Transportation (Santa Barbara, CA..: ABC-Clio Press, 1995)

ABC-Clio Companion to American Reconstruction, 1862-1865 (Santa Barbara, CA..: ABC-Clio Press, 1996)

Historical Dictionary of the Civil War and Recontruction (Lanham, MD.: Scarecrow Press, 2004)

Historical Dictionary of The Old South (Lanham, MD.:Scarecrow Press, 2006)

Newer books:

The Assassinator - The Trial and Hanging of John Wilkes Booth. (Tucson, AZ : Wheatmark, 2015)

The Last Shot - Essays on Civil War Poiltics, the Demise of John Wilkes Booth, and the Republican Myth if the Assassinated Lincoln. (Tucson, AZ : Wheatmark, 2016)


©William L. Richter 2009-2016