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Mythic Galveston: Reinventing America's Third Coast

By: Susan Wiley Hardwick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 868874

ISBN: 0-8018-6887-4

Condition: 200 pages, 25 line drawings and 32 halftones, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Despite its appeal as a natural harbor, Galveston, Texas, is located on a small Gulf Coast barrier island that makes it ill-suited for dense urban development. Early American and European settlers envisioned Galveston harbor as a place with tremendous economic potential, appropriate for urban expansion. In Mythic Galveston: Reinventing America's Third Coast, Susan Wiley Hardwick examines Galveston's rapid rise and the myth created by immigrants and boosters to promote the vision of an abundant island with a highly temperate, even tropical, climate, ideal for settlement. Hardwick's historical a... View more info