Analysis Of Galveston: A History Of An Island

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Galveston is one of the very few peculiar cities in the state of Texas. Otherwise known as an Island, it was undoubtedly the commercial gateway to Texas and its environs in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. There was a time that Galveston was the third largest exporters of cotton in the whole of United States, not only that, about ninety percent of goods that entered or left Texas came in through Galveston. Although a terrible event occurred that would later cast a great limitation to being a commercial nerve center in Texas, Galveston may not have been have attained such place in history without the doggedness of its founders. In the book “Galveston- A History of an Island”, Gary Cartwright
The outbreak of the American Civil war disrupted commercial activities and economic growth for more than a year. While many it took a while for most cities within the United States to recover, Galveston, which was founded in 1836, was able to rise to limelight within a very short period of time. Between 1875 and
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The Moody’s, Sealy’s, and Kempner’s were as a link between the Relief Committee and Deep Water Committee to sabotage the government in order to portray the leadership as being dishonest and irresponsible. (Cartwright -184). This group was even alleged to have been engaging in fraud and corruption even before the hurricane. Their plan was to bring down the elected government so that they could have access to the public purse. The three families were heads of the Galveston Wharf Company as well as Santa Fe Railroad, and were also in charge of the City party which reigned over the political arena until the World War II (Cartwright, 196). Due to their status in the community, it was easy for them to engage in manipulative activities that could stray governmental policies to their

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