When Dallas Became a City: Letters of John Milton McCoy, 1870-1881, considered to be the most important primary source ever published about the history of Dallas, describes how Dallas was transformed from a Southern country market town into a boom town. Reading like a novel, the letters of John Milton McCoy tell the story of daily life in a thriving frontier town and give insight into the customs and values of late nineteenth-century America.
The book’s editor, Elizabeth York Enstam, received her Ph.D. degree in history from Duke University. She has taught at Wake Forest University, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, and more recently, at Brookhaven College of the Dallas County Community College District. In 1979-80 she was Resident Humanities Scholar in history for the Dallas Public Library. She has published numerous articles in education and community history.
Condition: Good. A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket is included and has some wear. Binding has minimal wear. The pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins.