Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine: Voices of Frontier Women

Jo Ella Powell Exley

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Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine: Voices of Frontier Women

Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine: Voices of Frontier Women By Jo Ella Powell Exley Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine Voices of Frontier Women Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine are the names of popular quilt patterns and in this volume now in its seventh printing sixteen pioneer women describe how they pieced together a life for their famili

  • Title: Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine: Voices of Frontier Women
  • Author: Jo Ella Powell Exley
  • ISBN: 9780890964538
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine: Voices of Frontier Women By Jo Ella Powell Exley Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine are the names of popular quilt patterns, and in this volume, now in its seventh printing, sixteen pioneer women describe how they pieced together a life for their families on the harsh frontier Their first person narratives, selected and edited by Jo Ella Powell Exley, provide a gripping, highly personal history of the state from Stephen F.Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine are the names of popular quilt patterns, and in this volume, now in its seventh printing, sixteen pioneer women describe how they pieced together a life for their families on the harsh frontier Their first person narratives, selected and edited by Jo Ella Powell Exley, provide a gripping, highly personal history of the state from Stephen F Austin s original settlement through the taming of its last frontier in the west The stories in Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine cover nearly a century, from the log cabin days of Anglo colonization and the Old Three Hundred to the settlement of the South Plains in the early twentieth century Through the years, Indian raids, frontier style society balls, the Runaway Scrape, plantation life, yellow fever, trail drives, and the bloody Council House fight in San Antonio provided some of the blocks for this quilt The rugged sunshine of daily life and the tears of frontier hardship combine in fascinating, realistic patterns a fascinating collection of some of the Texas women s experiences Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine, a realistic look at the women of the frontier, is a book that also instills lessons of pride and courage for today Southern Living
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    1. Frrobins on said:

      Reading this was an exercise in cognitive dissonance The accounts in this book made for fascinating reading, but the way the women were lauded and the Native American population cast off by the editor as uncivilized when, well, they were defending their right to their own land did not sit well with me And while Rachel Parker and her babies didn t deserve to be treated the way they were, neither did the Indians.As always with compilations of this nature, some were readable and interesting than o [...]

    2. Christine on said:

      Loved this insight into how women fared in the settler days My favorite story was by Mary Olivette Bunton, who claims to be the first white woman to ride astride a horse in Texas, and also the first to participate in a cattle drive across the plains Her husband at first said no, it s not possible, and then relented and said she could go for part of the drive and then take a train back home Mary agreed to that deal knowing full well she would never take the train and she didn t

    3. Melissa on said:

      May Book club First read in grad school.A collection of voices of Texas women from the 1820s until the turn of the century There are some powerful stories here, including one by Cynthia Ann Parker s cousin, who was also taken by Native Americans Other favorites include Mollie Bunton, a woman who joined her husband on a cattle drive, and Amelia Barr, who later became a well known 19th century author A few images will burn themselves into your brain.However, there is very little that connects thes [...]

    4. Jill Hennegan on said:

      Interesting Texas history about the women in early Texas Of course,some excerpts from journals and memoirs were better written than others It is a slow read but still I the resting if you like Texas history.

    5. Jim Sharp on said:

      Excellent book I knew women than men went West and this book explains their experiences highly recommend

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