In the Loop

In the Loop

A Political and Economic History of San Antonio

David R. Johnson


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  • The first and only authoritative history of San Antonio politics and commerce, and its major effect on the development of the city.
  • Connects business and politics
  • Illustrates how the urban design of SA is directly impacted by business and politics
  • Identifies Boosterism as the primary driving force in SA's development
  • Illustrates the uneven distribution of city services due to direct impact of boosterism. i.e. no business advocates means no water service

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    David R. Johnson:
    David R. Johnson is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he taught for more than thirty-five years. His honors there include the 1994 President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence and the 1995 President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Service. Among his books are Illegal Tender: Counterfeiting and the Secret Service, 1863–1899 and The Politics of San Antonio: Community, Progress, and Power, which he co-edited with John Booth and Richard Harris. Johnson lives in North Carolina.