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Galveston and the Civil War: An Island City in the Maelstrom (Paperback)

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    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.

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    ISBN 9781609492830
    Genre HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 155
    Publisher Date 2012-09-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher History Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.6 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An Island City in the Maelstrom
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Schmidt, James M.
    Country of Origin United States

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