Antebellum Jefferson, Texas: Everyday Life in an East Texas by Jacques D. Bagur

American History

By Jacques D. Bagur

Founded in 1845 as a steamboat port on the entryway to western markets from the purple River, Jefferson used to be a thriving middle of exchange until eventually the steamboat site visitors dried up within the 1870s. in the course of its heyday, town monopolized the delivery of cotton from all issues west for a hundred and fifty miles. Jefferson was once the unofficial capital of East Texas, however it used to be additionally regular of growth cities in general.

For this topical exam of a frontier city, Bagur attracts from many govt files, but additionally from newspaper advertisements and plats. those assets supply intimate info of the lives of the early voters of Jefferson, Texas. Their tale is of curiosity to either neighborhood and country historians in addition to to the numerous readers drawn to taking pictures the flavour of lifestyles in old-time East Texas.

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