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From Wreckage to Recovery: Galveston 1900-1915
ELIZABETH HAYES TURNER
The Galveston Storm of 1900 left more than a trail of wreckage and ruined lives. By 1915, when Galveston had recovered, the city had undergone significant political, structural, and social change. In this illustrated lecture, Elizabeth Turner will discuss the city's response to the storm and describe the organizations and improvements that emerged from Galveston's reconstruction.
Elizabeth Hayes Turner is an associate professor of history at the University of Houston-Downtown and holds a doctorate from Rice University. She is the author of the prize-winning book, Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920, which was published by Oxford University Press in 1997, and co-author of Galveston and the 1900 Storm: Catastrophe and Catalyst, which was published by the University of Texas Press in 2000.
This course is designed either to stand alone or to introduce the tour of Galveston sponsored by the Houston Seminar on Saturday, March 3.