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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626191822
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/13/2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,376,535
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Donald Willett is a Professor of History at Texas A&M University at Galveston. He received his PhD from Texas A&M University. He has published numerous books on Texas history including The Texas That Might Have Been: Sam Houston’s Foes Write to Albert Sidney Johnston.

Patricia Bellis Bixel is an Associate Professor of History at the Maine Maritime Academy. She received her PhD from Rice University. She has published several books on Texas maritime history including Galveston and the 1900 Storm: Catastrophe and Catalyst.

Chester Burns is the James Wade Rockwell Professor of Medical History at the Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins and has written several books including Saving Lives: Training Caregivers, Making Discoveries: A Centennial History of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Gary Cartwright is an independent writer. He received his BA from Texas Christian University. He is a writer for Texas Monthly and has written several books including Galveston: A History of the Island.

Margaret Henson (Deceased) is a retired Professor of History at the University of Houston Clear Lake. She received her PhD from the University of Houston. She has published several books on early Texas history including Samuel May Williams: Early Texas Entrepreneur.

Arnold Krammer is a Professor of History at Texas A&M University. He received his PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of numerous books including Nazi Prisoners of War in America.

David McComb is Professor Emeritus of History at Colorado State University. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of numerous books on Texas history including Galveston: A History.

Bill O'Neal is a retired Chair of Social Sciences at Panola Junior College and he is the State Historian of Texas. He is the author of numerous books including The Texas League: A Century of Baseball.

Merline Pitre is a Professor of History and the former Dean of Social Sciences at Texas Southern University. She received her PhD from Temple University. She is the author of several books on African Americans in Texas including In Struggles Against Jim Crow: Lulu B. White and the NAACP 1900-1957.

Robert Shelton is an Associate Professor of History at Cleveland State University. He received his PhD from Rice University. He is writing a book on Norris Wright Cuney and African-American labor in Galveston.

Edward Simmen is Professor Emeritus in modern languages at the Universidad de Las Americas in Cholula, Mexico. He received his PhD from Texas Christian University. He is the author of numerous books on Mexican-American literature including With Bold Strokes: Boyer Gonzales, 1864-1934.

Elise Hopkins Stephens is a retired Professor of History at Alabama A&M University. She received her MA from Yale University. She is writing a book on the women of the Kempner family.

Larry Wygant is a retired research archivist at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He received his PhD from the University of Texas Medical Branch. He has published numerous articles on public health and women's suffrage.

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