The Galveston Era: The Texas Crescent On The Eve Of Secession

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SKU: DADAX0292727100
ISBN : 9780292727106
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The Galveston Era: The Texas Crescent on the Eve of Secession

The "Queen City" of Texas they called her—or the "Octopus of the Gulf." Galveston from 1845 to 1860 was the center of culture in Texas—or the monster with an economic strangle hold on all Texas trade. It was a gracious city with wide paved streets, impressive buildings, and neat gardens; yet it was also a pestilence-ridden place where no sanitary code was ever enforced and where one in every two children died before reaching maturity. Its citizens, avid for culture and knowledge, attended concerts and plays in great numbers and exhibited an eager interest in science and history; yet they could not be brought to support the school system. Galveston was a city where no person in need was ever left uncared for, where the sick and needy—strangers or friends—were succoured; yet no free Negro was safe from legalized abduction and forced enslavement, and the city served as a center for the revived African slave trade.

Specifications of The Galveston Era: The Texas Crescent on the Eve of Secession

AuthorEarl Wesley Fornell
PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
Number Of Pages369
Publication Date2009-11-03
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width0.88 inch.
Weight1.15 pounds.

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