Fort Worth between the World Wars


Featuring a solid foundation of economic history, Rich also explores the political and social challenges of a big city facing an uncertain future. Tense race relations, the chilling rise of the Ku Klux Klan, and the dangerous thrills of a notorious vice district 'Hell's Half-Acre' show that this Texas city was a microcosm of the state and the nation when the roar of the 1920s came to an abrupt halt in the Great Depression.

Fort Worth between the World Wars is an important contribution not only to local history but also to the larger story of urban change during a tumultuous time.