The Resource Flames arising, oil and fire : the lynching of John Henderson and the transformation of a Texas community, by Christopher Don Draper

Flames arising, oil and fire : the lynching of John Henderson and the transformation of a Texas community, by Christopher Don Draper

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Flames arising, oil and fire : the lynching of John Henderson and the transformation of a Texas community
Title
Flames arising, oil and fire
Title remainder
the lynching of John Henderson and the transformation of a Texas community
Statement of responsibility
by Christopher Don Draper
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Language
eng
Summary
Although racial violence took place across the state of Texas and the South, throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the situation that developed in Corsicana was unique in itself. In no other Texas city did so many volatile situations coexist simultaneously. Not only did Navarro County represent the old antebellum South, through its agricultural community, it also represented the new Progressive Era with its advancements and modernizations. Adding to this volatile mix was the prosperous new Texas petroleum industry. It was in this unstable condition that the young African American man John Henderson met a horrible death at the hands of an enraged lynch mob
Dissertation note
Thesis (M.A.)--Texas Christian University, 2008.
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non fiction
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Flames arising, oil and fire : the lynching of John Henderson and the transformation of a Texas community, by Christopher Don Draper
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This thesis will examine the historical background of the city of Corsicana, Texas and its road to modernization. It will focus on the discovery of petroleum and the advancement of the oil industry around Corsicana. It will chronicle the racial strife and the lynching of John Henderson, and attempt to explain how it could take place
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 90-92)
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28 cm.
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92, [2] p.
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