Publisher: University of North Texas Press,U.S.
Weight: 966 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 43 mm
"Astoundingly complete and a model for local history research, with appeal far beyond readers who have specific interests in Jefferson."--Fred Tarpley, author of Jefferson: Riverport to the Southwest
"This will be 'the book of record' for antebellum Jefferson. No work in the past comes close to the massive detail in this study."--James Smallwood, emeritus professor of history, Oklahoma State University
"This study is an outgrowth of A History of Navigation on Cypress Bayou and the Lakes, which covers all the ports and landings on that navigation route. It draws on US censuses, city records, county tax rolls, deed records, district court minutes, and other primary sources to discuss such matters as women, slaves, primary business types, fraternal organizations, postal services, balls and dances, and vice."--Reference and Research Book News
"While the largest audience for Antebellum Jefferson will probably be local, students of western boom town development and Texas history in general should find the volume of significant use in their research."--Civil War Books and Authors
"Bagur conclusively demonstrates the former status that the town had in East Texas and brilliantly conveys the heart of the town as being focused on the improvement of the lives of its citizens. . . . [I]t should also serve as a template for those who seek to write a successful and engaging town history."--Southwestern Historical Quarterly
"Those seeking information about ancestors who lived in the area will find the history of the area interesting and helpful."--Review of Texas Books
"The author highlights the human element through extensive use of personal records, such as deed records and newspapers, in very useful chapters on such varied subjects as vice, health and medicine, crime, culture and entertainment, sports, and mortality that this reviewer found quite interesting and informative. . . . Antebellum Jefferson instantly becomes a source of reference and thus deserves a place in the library of any student of antebellum Texas history."--The Historian
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