Bixel, Patricia Bellis, 1956-

Galveston and the 1900 storm : catastrophe and catalyst / Patricia Bellis Bixel and Elizabeth Hayes Turner. - 1st ed. - Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000. - xiv, 174 p. : ill., maps ; 23 x 26 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170) and index.

Introduction: "A place of unique, sensual beauty" -- "A thousand little devils, shrieking and whistling" : September 8, 1900 -- "You brave people of Galveston" : from wreckage to recovery -- "Everything that mortal men can do" : protecting Galveston Island -- "To attain that superior success" : recovery and growth -- Conclusion: "I will never forget those days."

"The hurricane that pounded Galveston through the night of September 8, 1900, reduced a cosmopolitan and economically vibrant city to a wreckage-strewn wasteland where survivors struggled without shelter, power, potable water, or even the means to communicate their plight to the mainland." "As the centennial of the 1900 Storm prompts remembrance and reassessment, this account completes the story of America's deadliest natural disaster and places Galveston's experience within the broader context of the national Progressive movement, the history of technology and the environment, and women's history."--BOOK JACKET.

0292708831 (cl. : alk. paper) 9780292708839 (cl. : alk. paper) 029270884X (pbk. : alk. paper) 9780292708846 (pbk. : alk. paper)


Hurricanes--History--Texas--Galveston--20th century.
Floods--History--Texas--Galveston--20th century.

Galveston (Tex.)--History--20th century.

F394.G2 / B59 2000