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Texas women : their histories, their lives

Texas women : their histories, their lives

Author: Elizabeth Hayes Turner; Stephanie Cole; Rebecca Sharpless
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Texas Women : Their Histories, Their Lives engages current scholarship on women in Texas, the South, and the United States. It provides insights into Texas's singular geographic position, bordering on the West and sharing a unique history with Mexico, while analyzing the ways in which Texas stories mirror a larger American narrative. The biographies and essays illustrate an uncommon diversity among Texas women,

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Genre/Form: Essays
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hayes Turner; Stephanie Cole; Rebecca Sharpless
ISBN: 9780820337449 0820337447 9780820347202 0820347205
OCLC Number: 876432063
Description: xv, 526 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: Indian women who "carry gallantry still further than the men": a barometer of power in eighteenth-century Texas / Juliana Barr --
Spanish law and women in colonial Texas, 1719-1821: "I wish to make use of all laws in my favor" / Jean A. Stuntz --
The lives of enslaved women in Texas: changing borders and challenging boundaries / Eric Walther --
Sallie McNeil: a woman's higher education in antebellum Texas / Rebecca Sharpless --
Harriet Perry: a woman's life in Civil War Texas / Angela Boswell --
Capitalist women in central Texas, 1865-1880: "a ready market" / Robin C. Sager --
Adele Briscoe Looscan: a daughter of the Republic / Laura Lyons McLemore --
Ellen Lawson Dabbs: waving the equal rights banner / Ruth Hosey Karbach --
Marianna Thompson Folsom: laying the foundation for women's rights activism / Jessica Brannon-Wranosky --
Jovita Idar: the ideological origins of a transnational advocate for La Raza / Gabriela González --
Maternity wars: gender, race, and the Sheppard-Towner Act in Texas / Judith N. McArthur --
Frances Battaile Fisk: clubwoman and promoter of the visual arts in Texas / Victoria H. Cummins and Light T. Cummins --
Latinas in Dallas, 1910-2010: becoming new women / Bianca Mercado --
Oveta Culp Hobby: ability, perseverance, and cultural capital in the twentieth-century success story / Kelli Cardenas Walsh --
Ranch women and rodeo performers in post-World War 2 west Texas: a cowgirl by any other name --
than feminist / Renee M. Laegreid --
Casey Hayden: gender and the origins of SNCC, SDS, and the Women's Liberation Movement / Harold L. Smith --
Julia Scott Reed: presenting the truth about African Americans in Dallas / W. Marvin Dulaney --
Barbara Jordan: the paradox of Black female ambition / Mary Ellen Curtin --
Hermine Tobolowsky: a feminist's fight for equal rights / Nancy E. Baker --
Mae C. Jemison: the right stuff / Jennifer Ross-Nazzal --
Epilogue: exploring women' stories: a personal perspective / Paula Mitchell Marks --
Writing Texas women's history: looking back, looking forward / Rebecca Sharpless, Elizabeth Hayes Turner, and Stephanie Cole.
Responsibility: [edited by] Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Stephanie Cole, Rebecca Sharpless.
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