A&M-Commerce alumni latest author in Rayburn Series

Commerce, TX –

Click on the mp3 icon to hear comments from historian Dr. James Smallwood, author of "The Feud That Wasn't", the 15th book in the Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

There's an addition to the Sam Rayburn Series of books on Rural Life at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. James Smallwood, who earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Commerce, researched the violence that occurred in Texas following the Civil War.

Dr. Smallwood, in Commerce recently to visit about the book, titled The Feud That Wasn't , said the Taylor-Sutton feud in south Texas was an extension of the violence of the Reconstruction period.

Dr. Keith McFarland, President and CEO of A&M-Commerce, began the Sam Rayburn series shortly after taking office. Authors are invited to submit nonfiction on facets of rural life in east Texas and surrounding regions.

The list of books in Series on Rural Life can be found on the A&M-Commerce website,