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GALVESTON COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE

GALVESTON COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE. The Commercial Chronicle, a Galveston newspaper, was published by Samuel Bangs from early August 1842 until sometime in 1843, when its name was changed to Galveston Independent Chronicle. Bangs's advocacy of a strong navy and strict interpretation of the Texas constitution made the paper appear to oppose Sam Houston.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Joe B. Frantz, Newspapers of the Republic of Texas (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1940). Marilyn M. Sibley, Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1983). Lota M. Spell, "Samuel Bangs: The First Printer in Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 35 (April 1932). John Melton Wallace, Gaceta to Gazette: A Checklist of Texas Newspapers, 1813–1846 (Austin: University of Texas Department of Journalism, 1966). WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Texas Newspapers (Houston: San Jacinto Museum of History Association, 1941).

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"GALVESTON COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eegyu), accessed July 12, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.