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Oil in Texas

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Oil in Texas
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Description

Description
ByDiana Davids Hinton and Roger M. Olien

Oil in Texas: The Gusher Age 1895-1945 chronicles the explosive growth of the Texas oil industry, from the first commercial production in the 1890s to the legendary 1901 Spindletop strike and through the vital role of Texas oil in World War II. It ventures beyond the stories of the wildcatters and the gushers to consider the profound effects of oil on the state, creating the booming economy that built cities, attracted a vast new population of out-of-state workers and companies, funded schools and universities, and generated wealth that lifted the overall standard of living for every segment of Texas society.

Authors Roger M. Olien and Diana Davids Hinton use both archival records and oral histories to trace the complex development of the petroleum industry in Texas, including pipelines, refining, petrochemicals, and natural gas. They also bring about a fuller understanding of how overproduction and volatile prices led to increasing regulation and gave broad regulatory powers to the Texas Railroad Commission.

Details

Details
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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