Galveston Chronicles: The Queen City of the Gulf

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Named for Bernardo de Galvez and established in 1839, Galveston measures just over two hundred square miles. In early Texas history, however, it was actually the largest city in the Lone Star State, as well as a hugely important port that would become a strategic target during the Civil War. The Oleander City survived the depredations of war and flourished, a resilience it would also display in the wake of the devastating hurricane of 1900. From early cannibals and pirates to the woman suffrage movement and Nazi POWs, Galveston's amazing story continues to evolve today. Join thirteen of Texas's most noted scholars and historians as they share this remarkable island history.
ISBN: 9781626191822
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 84
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Donald Willett is a Professor of History at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Patricia Bellis Bixel is an Associate Professor of History at the Maine Maritime Academy. Chester Burns is the James Wade Rockwell Professor of Medical History at the Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch. Gary Cartwright is a writer for Texas Monthly and has written several books. Margaret Henson (Deceased) is a retired Professor of History at the University of Houston Clear Lake. Arnold Krammer is a Professor of History at Texas A&M University. David McComb is Professor Emeritus of History at Colorado State University. Bill O'Neal is a retired Chair of Social Sciences at Panola Junior College and he is the State Historian of Texas. Merline Pitre is a Professor of History and the former Dean of Social Sciences at Texas Southern University. Robert Shelton is an Associate Professor of History at Cleveland State University. Edward Simmen is Professor Emeritus in modern languages at the Universidad de Las Americas in Cholula, Mexico. Elise Hopkins Stephens is a retired Professor of History at Alabama A&M University. Larry Wygant is a retired research archivist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
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