Women In Texas by Ann Crawford and Crystal Ragsdale - image 1 of 15

"Women In Texas" written by Ann Fear Crawford and Crystal Sasse Ragsdale. Published by Eakin Press, First Edition, copyright 1982. Signed edition.

Their lives, their experiences and their accomplishments.

This historic collection, destined to be the classic study of women in Texas, is the most complete and authoritative history of the women who have contributed to the life of the Lone Star State. A compendium of authentic and detailed biographies based on historical sources, this collection presents a weaving of the rich tapestry of women from a variety of backgrounds and ethnic groups. Theirs is a legacy of gentleness to greatness, and their names are legends in the honor roll of Texas - from Margaret Lea Houston, who gentled a mighty general, to Babe Didrickson Zaharias, who became a one-woman legend of golf. From Jane Long "The Mother of Texas", to Lady Bird Johnson, "First Lady of the United States", Henrietta King's name adorns a historic Texas ranch. Barbara Jordan's name is emblazoned on the honor role of the United States Congress. These women's stories are tales of frontier ingenuity, pioneer spirit, and entrepreneurial skills, cast against the background of Texas history from the 19th to the 20th century, Texas women have created a story of lives well spent and talents explored. They rode the cattle trails, wrote the books, painted and sculpted, and helped to govern their state. They created a legacy of "firsts". Mary Austin Holley was the 'first" woman to write a book about her adopted state; Miriam Amanda Ferguson, "first" woman governor elected in her own right; Irma Rangel, "first" Mexican -American to sit in the Texas legislature. "Women In Texas" details and collects the story of the lives of the women in Texas who helped to create the life, the literature, and the legend of the Lone Star State.

383 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips or tears. It is inscribed by the authors on the half title page. The dust jacket is faded andhas shelf wear and some small tears. See the pictures for more detail.

ITEM ID
001976
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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Women In Texas by Ann Crawford and Crystal Ragsdale

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