Bagur, Jacques D.

Antebellum Jefferson, Texas : Everyday Life in an East Texas Town - Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2012. - 1 online resource (619 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Introduction; 1. Background; 2. What Jefferson Was; 3. Foundations; 4. Townsite; 5. Emergence; 6. Development; 7. Censuses; 8. Women; 9. Slaves; 10. Roads and Bridges; 11. County Seat; 12. Municipal Affairs; 13. Wharves; 14. Navigation; 15. Navigation Controversies; 16. Market Area; 17. Primary Business Types; 18. Commodity Markets; 19. Warehouse District; 20. Earliest Merchants; 21. Early 1850s Merchants; 22. Middle 1850s Merchants; 23. Late Merchants; 24. Miscellaneous Businesses; 25. Manufacturing; 26. Packeries; 27. Structural Features; 28. The Professions; 29. Politics 30. Fraternal Organizations31. Religion; 32. Education; 33. Hotels; 34. Stables; 35. Stagecoaches; 36. Newspapers; 37. Postal Services; 38. Telegraph; 39. Railroads; 40. Sports; 41. Culture and Entertainment; 42. Balls and Dances; 43. Crime; 44. Vice; 45. Health and Welfare; 46. Mortality; Appendix: Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W

Founded in 1845 as a steamboat port at the entryway to western markets from the Red River, Jefferson was a thriving center of trade until the steamboat traffic dried up in the 1870s. Jefferson was the unofficial capital of East Texas, but it was also typical of boom towns in general. This title examines the frontier town.

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City and town life -- Texas -- Jefferson -- History -- 19th century.
Jefferson (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Jefferson (Tex.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.


Electronic books.

F394 .J3 B34 2012

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