The Resource The city in Texas : a history, by David G. McComb

The city in Texas : a history, by David G. McComb

Label
The city in Texas : a history
Title
The city in Texas
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
by David G. McComb
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is the first history of cities in Texas, covering the earliest days of Spanish-Mexican towns, the Republic era to about 1940, and metropolitan Texas to the present. Not only is this book a first for Texas, but there seem to be no equivalent books for any other states, so the author has developed new concepts like 'the first road frontier' and the 'rupture' caused by the railroads. McComb emphasizes how railroads and related innovations such as the telegraph and the clock facilitated in urban development"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
307.7609764
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HT123.5.T4
LC item number
M34 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The city in Texas : a history, by David G. McComb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Theories, definitions, historians -- Part One. First things -- The lay of the land -- The influence of the Native Americans -- The towns of the Spanish Empire in Texas -- The coming of the Americans -- The towns of the Texas Revolution -- Part Two. The dirt road frontier, 1836/1900 -- Major events -- The dirt road -- Migration : gone to Texas -- The evolution of San Antonio -- The German towns of Texas -- The coastal ports -- The river ports -- The political towns -- The military towns -- The railroad towns -- The lumber towns -- The end of the dirt road frontier -- Part Three. The amenities of city life, 1900/1950 -- The rural to urban shift -- The Great Galveston Storm -- Spindletop and Beaumont -- The oil towns -- The elite rule of the cities -- The World War I era -- The entrancement of the city -- The Great Depression -- World War II -- The immediate postwar years -- Part Four. Great Texas cities, 1950/2012 -- Population and urban expansion -- Suburbs and subdivisions -- Segregation and integration -- The Hispanic identity -- John F. Kennedy and Dallas -- The Voting Rights Act and the cities -- Land transportation -- Airlines and airports -- Urban excellence in Texas -- Houston, a Renaissance city -- The infrastructure for excellence -- The city and the state : a conundrum
Control code
ocn899987445
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292767478
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5fd728b6-43df-45bd-8f9f-b36261b873c1
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33804564
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899987445
  • pebcs0292767471

Library Locations

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