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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, reflecting experiences ranging from those of dispossessed enslaved women to wealthy patrons of the arts. That history also captures the ways in which women’s lives reflect both personal autonomy and opportunities to engage in the public sphere. From the vast spaces of northern New Spain and the rural counties of antebellum Texas to the growing urban centers in the post–Civil War era, women balanced traditional gender and racial prescriptions with reform activism, educational enterprise, and economic development.Contributors to Texas Women address major questions in women’s history, demonstrating how national and regional themes in the scholarship on women are answered or reconceived in Texas. Texas women negotiated significant boundaries raised by gender, race, and class. The writers address the fluid nature of the border with Mexico, the growing importance of federal policies, and the eventual reforms engendered by the civil rights movement. From Apaches to astronauts, from pioneers to professionals, from rodeo riders to entrepreneurs, and from Civil War survivors to civil rights activists, Texas Women is an important contribution to Texas history, women’s history, and the history of the nation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Preface
  2. Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Stephanie Cole, Rebecca Sharpless
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xv
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  1. Part One: 1600– 1880
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Indian Women Who “Carry Gallantry Still Further Than the Men”: A Barometer of Power in Eighteenth- Century Texas
  2. Juliana Barr
  3. pp. 5-29
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  1. Spanish Law and Women in Colonial Texas, 1719– 1821: “I Wish to Make Use of All the Laws in My Favor”
  2. Jean A. Stuntz
  3. pp. 30-52
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  1. The Lives of Enslaved Women in Texas: Changing Borders and Challenging Boundaries
  2. Eric Walther
  3. pp. 53-81
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  1. Sallie McNeill: A Woman’s Higher Education in Antebellum Texas
  2. Rebecca Sharpless
  3. pp. 82-104
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  1. Harriet Perry: A Woman’s Life in Civil War Texas
  2. Angela Boswell
  3. pp. 105-127
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  1. Capitalist Women in Central Texas, 1865– 1880: “A Ready Market”
  2. Robin C. Sager
  3. pp. 128-145
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  1. Part Two: 1880– 1925
  2. Elizabeth Hayes Turner
  3. pp. 147-150
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  1. Adele Briscoe Looscan: Daughter of the Republic
  2. Laura Lyons McLemore
  3. pp. 151-175
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  1. Ellen Lawson Dabbs: Waving the Equal Rights Banner
  2. Ruth Hosey Karbach
  3. pp. 176-200
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  1. Mariana Thompson Folsom: Laying the Foundation for Women’s Rights Activism
  2. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky
  3. pp. 201-224
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  1. Jovita Idar: The Ideological Origins of a Transnational Advocate for La Raza
  2. Gabriela González
  3. pp. 225-248
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  1. Maternity Wars: Gender, Race, and the Sheppard- Towner Act in Texas
  2. Judith N. McArthur
  3. pp. 249-276
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  1. Part Three: 1925– 2000
  2. Rebecca Sharpless
  3. pp. 277-279
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  1. Frances Battaile Fisk: Clubwoman and Promoter of the Visual Arts in Texas
  2. Victoria H. Cummins, Light T. Cummins
  3. pp. 281-301
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  1. Latinas in Dallas, 1910– 2010: Becoming New Women
  2. Bianca Mercado
  3. pp. 302-317
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  1. Oveta Culp Hobby: Ability, Perseverance, and Cultural Capital in a Twentieth- Century Success Story
  2. Kelli Cardenas Walsh
  3. pp. 318-337
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  1. Ranch Women and Rodeo Performers in Post– World War II West Texas: A Cowgirl by Any Other Name—Than Feminist
  2. Renee M. Laegreid
  3. pp. 338-358
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  1. Casey Hayden: Gender and the Origins of sncc, sds, and the Women’s Liberation Movement
  2. Harold L. Smith
  3. pp. 359-388
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  1. Julia Scott Reed: Presenting the Truth about African Americans in Dallas
  2. W. Marvin Dulaney
  3. pp. 389-409
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  1. Barbara Jordan: The Paradox of Black Female Ambition
  2. Mary Ellen Curtin
  3. pp. 410-433
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  1. Hermine Tobolowsky: A Feminist’s Fight for Equal Rights
  2. Nancy E. Baker
  3. pp. 434-456
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  1. Mae C. Jemison: The Right Stuff
  2. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal
  3. pp. 457-480
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  1. Epilogue: Exploring Women’s Stories: A Personal Perspective
  2. Paula Mitchell Marks
  3. pp. 481-491
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  1. Writing Texas Women’s History: Looking Back, Looking Forward
  2. Rebecca Sharpless, Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Stephanie Cole
  3. pp. 492-505
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 507-511
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 513-526
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780820347905
Related ISBN
9780820337449
MARC Record
OCLC
897069705
Pages
464
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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