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Galveston and the Civil War: An Island City in the Maelstrom

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Author: James M. Schmidt
Published: 2012, History Press, US (First Edition)
Binding: Trade Paperback
Content: Nonfiction
Description: On the eve of the Civil War, Galveston was a jewel of the Gulf Coast—a booming city with a fine natural harbor and all the commerce, culture and improvements that attended it. Galveston was also home to the largest slave market west of New Orleans and a hotbed of secessionist sentiment. Once the war started, Galveston became the focus of Union efforts to take Texas and Confederate efforts to defend it. Through the voice of its people, this lively book relates the interesting and important role the Island City played during the war, including the story of the Union naval blockade, the dramatic Battle of Galveston, Unionists, dreadful epidemics of yellow fever, the surrender of Galveston as the last major port still in Confederate hands and the bondage and liberation of the island’s enslaved African Americans. With copious notes, bibliography and index. 144 pages.
ISBN: 1609492838
ISBN-13: 978-1609492830
Tags: History, Texas
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