Bagur, Jacques D. (Signed) . Antebellum Jefferson, Texas: Everyday Life in an East Texas Town.
University Of North Texas Press, Denton. 2012 1574412655 / 9781574412659 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket Signed by Author
A First Edition in hardcover that is signed by the author, Jacques D. Bagur. Signed only - no other names, writing, or marks. Dust jacket and book are in Fine as new condition. 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. During its heyday, the town monopolized the shipping of cotton from all points west for 150 miles. Jefferson was the unofficial capital of East Texas, but it was also typical of boom towns in general. For this topical examination of a frontier town, Bagur draws from many government documents, but also from newspaper ads and plats. These sources provide intimate details of the lives of the early citizens of Jefferson, Texas. Their story is of interest to both local and state historians as well as to the many readers interested in capturing the flavor of life in old-time East Texas. 612 pages, index. ; Standard Book Size.; Signed by Author