Road, River, and Ol’ Boy Politics: A Texas County’s Path from Farm to Supersuburb

A resource for teachers, this book examines the roots of the transformation of traditional agricultural land in an American county into modern suburbia. Scarbrough identifies three essential ingredients that are necessary for dynamic growth: the promise of a new source of water, the promise of a new major highway, and a politically skillful and determined local leader. It also analyzes the spectacular growth and radical transformation of one American county in the last half of the twentieth century
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