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

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The Galveston Era: The Texas Crescent on the Eve of Secession - Fornell, Earl W
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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 ...

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The Galveston Era: The Texas Crescent on the Eve of Secession 1961, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292727106

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