Turn of the Century Photographs from San Diego  Texas

Turn of the Century Photographs from San Diego Texas


  • Author : Ana Carolina Castillo Crimm
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292789883


Turn of the Century Photographs from San Diego Texas Book Description :

Situated in the South Texas borderlands some fifty miles west of Corpus Christi, San Diego was a thriving town already a hundred years old at the turn of the twentieth century. With a population that was 90 percent Mexican or Mexican American and 10 percent Anglo, the bicultural community was the seat of Duval County and a prosperous town of lumberyards, banks, mercantile stores, and cotton gins, which also supplied the needs of area ranchers and farmers. Though Anglos dominated its economic and political life, San Diego was culturally Mexican, and Mexican Americans as well as Anglos built successful businesses and made fortunes. This collection of nearly one hundred photographs from the estate of amateur photographer William Hoffman captures the cosmopolitan town of San Diego at a vibrant moment in its history between 1898 and 1909. Grouped into the categories women and their jobs, local homes, men and their businesses, children at school and church, families and friends, and entertainment about town, the photos offer an immediate visual understanding of the cultural and economic life of the community, enhanced by detailed captions that identify the subjects and circumstances of the photos. An introductory historical chapter constitutes the first published history of Duval County, which was one of the most important areas of South Texas in the early twentieth century.

African Americans in South Texas History
Score: 5
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African Americans in South Texas History


  • Author : Bruce A. Glasrud
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603444828


African Americans in South Texas History Book Description :

The history of South Texas is more racially and ethnically complex than many people realize. As a border area, South Texas has experienced some especially interesting forms of racial and ethnic intersection, influenced by the relatively small number of blacks (especially in certain counties), the function and importance of the South Texas cattle trade, proximity to Mexico, and the history of anti-black violence. The essays in African Americans in South Texas History give insight into this fascinating history. The articles in this volume, written over a span of almost three decades, were chosen for their readability, scholarship, and general interest. Contributors: Jennifer Borrer Edward Byerly Judith Kaaz Doyle Rob Fink Robert A. Goldberg Kenneth Wayne Howell Larry P. Knight Rebecca A. Kosary David Louzon Sarah R. Massey Jeanette Nyda Mendelssohn Passty Janice L. Sumler-Edmond Cary D. Wintz Rue Wood " . . . a valuable addition to the literature chronicling the black experience in the land of the Lone Star. While previous studies have concentrated on regions most reflective of Dixie origins, this collection examines the tri-ethnic area of Texas adjoining Mexico wherein cotton was scarce and cattle plentiful. Glasrud has assembled an excellent group of essays from which readers will learn much."-L. Patrick Hughes, professor of history, Austin Community College

Texas Women on the Cattle Trails
Score: 4
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Texas Women on the Cattle Trails


  • Author : Sara R. Massey
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 1585445436


Texas Women on the Cattle Trails Book Description :

Tells the stories of sixteen women who drove cattle up the trail from Texas during the last half of the nineteenth century.