William A. Owens

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William A. Owens is associate professor of English at Columbia University and director of the Oral History of Texas Oil Pioneers at the University of Texas. He is the author of Slave Mutiny: The Revolt on the Schooner Amistad (The John Day Company, 1953), the standard treatment of the famous Amistad case, to which all subsequent writers on that subject must be indebted. Professor Owens has also written a novel, Fever in the Earth , based on the oil industry. It was recently published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons.

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June 1958

The story of the first great Texas oil well, which ushered in a new century and a new age, as remembered by participants