Galveston Chronicles: The Queen City of the Gulf

Galveston Chronicles: The Queen City of the Gulf

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ISBN-13: 9781626191822
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,231,764
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

1 Cannibals and Pirates: The First Inhabitants of Galveston Donald Willett 11

2 Founding the Galveston City Company: Nineteenth-Century Politics, Entrepreneurs and Land Speculation Margaret Swett Henson 23

3 "A More Pusillanimous Surrender": The Battle of Galveston Donald Willett 33

4 "How Sweet It Is!": The Eliza and Harris Kempner Legacy Elise Hopkins Stephens 49

5 George T. Ruby: Galveston's First Black Senator Merline Pitre 73

6 Galveston's Nineteenth-Century Medical Legacies Chester R. Burns 83

7 Norris Wright Cuney: African American Politician and Businessman Robert Shelton 97

8 "Of Fine and Enduring Dignity": Stephen Crane's 1895 Visit to Galveston Edward Simmen 109

9 The Great Galveston Storm David G. McComb 119

10 Everything that Mortal Men Can Do: The Galveston Sea Wall and Grade Raising Patricia Bellis Bixel 133

11 "A Municipal Broom": Urban Reform and the Woman Suffrage Campaign in Galveston Larry J. Wygant 147

12 Boyer Gonzales: Galveston's Greatest Artist Edward Simmen 159

13 "There's Sin in This Here City!": Galveston and the Great Depression Gary Cartwright 171

14 Stalag Galveston Arnold Krammer 187

15 From the Sand Crabs to the White Caps: Professional Baseball in Galveston Bill O'Neal 197

About the Authors 205

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