The Soul of a Small Texas Town
The Photographs, Memories, and History from McDade, Texas
$34.95 Hardcover
$26.95 Paperback

Thirty-five miles east of Austin, McDade, Texas is quintessential small-town America. McDade’s colorful history, from its founding in 1871 as a Wild West boomtown and continuing to the much quieter present day, comes to life in The Soul of a Small Texas Town. David Wharton’s contemporary photographs of the community and its residents and his accompanying narrative reveal growth and decline, shared family histories, traditions, crises, and celebrations.

The book explores the impact of local issues, discusses how regional, national, and international events affect the community, and speculates about the town’s uncertain future. A fascinating story, it is also an important reflection of life in small rural towns throughout the nation.


About The Author
David G. Wharton is Director of Documentary Studies and Assistant Professor of Southern Studies at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi.
Book Information
123 b&w illus.
322 Pages
Hardcover 978-0-8061-3178-8
Paperback 978-0-8061-9022-8
Published May 2000
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