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Dallas - A History of Big D (Electronic book text)
Dallas - A History of Big D (Electronic book text): Michael V. Hazel
Dallas - A History of Big D (Electronic book text): Michael V. Hazel

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Dallas - A History of Big D (Electronic book text)

Michael V. Hazel

Series: Fred Rider Cotten Popular Histories, 11

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Dallas first grabbed the national imagination in 1936 when it hosted the Texas Centennial Exposition. Since then, the fascination with OC Big DOCO has seldom flagged. If the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 cast a pall over the city, the success of the Dallas Cowboys and the popularity of the television series OC DallasOCO revived the image of a glitzy, hustling metropolis at the center of the Sunbelt.
In this concise overview, Hazel examines the city's roots as a frontier market town, its development as a regional transportation center, and its growing pains as it entered the twentieth century. Ku Klux Klan dominance in the 1920s is chronicled, as well as the half-century of control by an elite group of businessmen. The narrative concludes with a look at today's city, struggling with issues of diversity.
The author pays special attention to the role of ethnic groups in shaping Dallas: the French colonists of the 1850s; the German, Swiss, and Italian immigrants of the 1870s and 1880s; the Mexican Americans of the early twentieth century; and the Southeast Asians of recent decades. He also examines the role of African Americans, who came with the first Anglos and struggled for more than a century to gain equality.
"Dallas"": A History of Big D" is based on pioneer letters and reminiscences, as well as the research of recent years. Written in a popular style, it will appeal to scholars and general readers curious about how Dallas grew to become the nation's eighth largest city."


Imprint: Texas State Historical Association
Country of origin: United States
Series: Fred Rider Cotten Popular Histories, 11
Release date: 2014
Authors: Michael V. Hazel
Format: Electronic book text - Windows
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-62511-016-9
Barcode: 9781625110169
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 1-62511-016-2

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