Black Women In Texas History

Black Women in Texas History
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
Release Date
Category African American women
Total Pages 257
ISBN 9781603444095
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Though often consigned to the footnotes of history, African American women are a significant part of the rich, multiethnic heritage of Texas and the United States. Until now, though, their story has frequently been fragmented and underappreciated. "Black Women in Texas History" draws together a multi-author narrative of the experiences and impact of black American women from the time of slavery until the recent past. Each chapter, written by an expert on the era, provides a readable survey and overview of the lives and roles of black Texas women during that period. Each provides careful documentation, which, along with the thorough bibliography compiled by the volume editors, will provide a starting point for others wanting to build on this important topic. The authors address significant questions about population demographics, employment patterns, family and social dimensions, legal and political rights, and individual accomplishments. They look not only at how African American women have been shaped by the larger culture but also at how these women have, in turn, affected the culture and history of Texas. This work situates African American women within the context of their times and offers a due appreciation and analysis of their lives and accomplishments. "Black Women in Texas History" is an important addition to history and sociology curriculums as well as black studies and women's studies programs. It will provide for interested students, scholars, and general readers a comprehensive survey of the crucial role these women played in shaping the history of the Lone Star State.

Black Women in Texas History
  • Author : Bruce A. Glasrud
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2008

Though often consigned to the footnotes of history, African American women are a significant part of the rich, multiethnic heritage of Texas and the United States. Until now, though, their story has frequently been fragmented and underappreciated. "Black Women in Texas History" draws together a multi-author narrative of the experiences

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Women in Texas History
  • Author : Angela Boswell
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15

In recent decades, a small but growing number of historians have dedicated their tireless attention to analyzing the role of women in Texas history. Each contribution—and there have been many—represents a brick in the wall of new Texas history. From early Native societies to astronauts, Women in Texas

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Women and Texas History
  • Author : Fane Downs,Nancy Baker Jones
  • Publisher : Texas State Historical Assn
  • Release Date : 1993

Women have long made significant contributions to Texas history. Only in recent years, however, has their part in that history begun to be told. The great strides made in Texas women's studies are reflected in this important new book of essays about women and their many roles in the history

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Women in Texas History
  • Author : Angela Boswell
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-12

In recent decades, a small but growing number of historians have dedicated their tireless attention to analyzing the role of women in Texas history. Each contribution—and there have been many—represents a brick in the wall of new Texas history. From early Native societies to astronauts, Women in Texas

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Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico
  • Author : Kathy Sosa,Ellen Riojas Clark,Jennifer Speed
  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-03

Much ink has been spilled over the men of the Mexican Revolution, but far less has been written about its women. Kathy Sosa, Ellen Riojas Clark, and Jennifer Speed set out to right this wrong in Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico, which celebrates the women of early Texas and

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Texas Women
  • Author : Elizabeth Hayes Turner,Stephanie Cole,Rebecca Sharpless
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2015

"This is a collection of biographies and composite essays of Texas women, contextualized over the course of history to include subjects that reflect the enormous racial, class, and religious diversity of the state. Offering insights into the complex ways that Texas' position on the margins of the United States has

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Women and the Texas Revolution
  • Author : Mary L. Scheer
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2012

"Historically, wars and revolutions have offered politically and socially disadvantaged people the opportunity to contribute to the nation (or cause) in exchange for future expanded rights. Although shorter than most conflicts, the Texas Revolution nonetheless profoundly affected not only the leaders and armies, but the survivors, especially women, who endured

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Women in Civil War Texas
  • Author : Deborah M. Liles,Angela Boswell
  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-15

Women in Civil War Texas is the first book dedicated to the unique experiences of Texas women during the Civil War. It fills the literary void in Texas women’s history during this time, connects Texas women’s lives to southern women’s history, and shares the diversity of experiences

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Women in Early Texas
  • Author : Evelyn M. Carrington
  • Publisher : Texas State Historical Assn
  • Release Date : 1994

The Austin chapter of the American Association of University Women, in celebration of International Women'syear and the American Revolution Bicentennial, has complied biographies of fifty.

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Texas Women and Ranching
  • Author : Deborah M. Liles,Cecilia Gutierrez Venable
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24

The realm of ranching history has long been dominated by men, from tales—tall or true—of cowboys and cattlemen, to a century’s worth of male writers and historians who have been the primary chroniclers of Texas history. As women’s history has increasingly gained a foothold not only

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Texas Women
  • Author : Ann Fears Crawford,Crystal Sasse Ragsdale
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01

Biographies of 24 pioneering women from Texas in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Texas Dames
  • Author : Carmen Goldthwaite
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02

These are the Texas Dames, women who sallied forth to run sprawling ranches, build towns, helm major banks and shape Lone Star history. These "Dames" broke gender and racial barriers in every facet of life. Some led the way as heroines, while others slid headlong into notoriety, but nearly all

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Bold Women in Texas History
  • Author : Don Blevins
  • Publisher : Mountain Press
  • Release Date : 2012

From artists to athletes, cattle queens to Congresswomen, these eleven heroines helped make Texas what it is today. Overcoming pressure and prejudice, they pushed through to carve their own paths and achieve their personal dreams. Their inspiring stories prove what women can accomplish when they dare to be BOLD.

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Black Texas Women
  • Author : Ruthe Winegarten
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-22

Women of all colors have shaped families, communities, institutions, and societies throughout history, but only in recent decades have their contributions been widely recognized, described, and celebrated. This book presents the first comprehensive history of black Texas women, a previously neglected group whose 150 years of continued struggle and some successes

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Invisible Texans
  • Author : Donald Willett,Stephen J. Curley
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
  • Release Date : 2005

This anthology about women and minorities in Texas collects eighteen essays by highly respected scholars, examining the latest multicultural interpretations of the Lone Star state and placing them in a historical perspective. The distinctive and diverse nature of Texas history comes alive through the book's focus on topics that have

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