Mythic Galveston: Reinventing America's Third Coast

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Despite its appeal as a natural harbour, Galveston, Texas, is located on a small Gulf Coast barrier island that makes it ill-suited for dense urban development. Early American and European settlers envisioned Galveston harbour as a place with tremendous economic potential, appropriate for urban expansion. In this book, Susan Wiley Hardwick examines Galveston's rapid rise and the myth created by immigrants and boosters to promote the vision of an abundant island with a highly temperate, even tropical, climate, ideal for ...

Mythic Galveston: Reinventing America's Third Coast 2002, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801868870

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