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Preservation and the cultural politics of the past on historic Galveston Island
During the Victorian era, Galveston Island, Texas, was a cosmopolitan port-city, the second wealthiest city in the nation based on per capita income. In 1900, its good fortune was dramatically reversed when a hurricane ...
Freedmantown: The evolution of a black neighborhood in Houston, 1865-1880
This thesis attempts to provide a better understanding of the urban black experience in the first decade and a half following the war by focusing on the development of a single black neighborhood called Freedmantown in ...
The divine economy: Evangelicalism and the defense of slavery, 1830-1865
Evangelical moralism was the ideological foundation of the southern defense of slavery between 1830 and 1865. By 1830, evangelical culture had begun to attain a remarkable ascendancy in the South and the United States as ...