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Through letters written by one family in post-Reconstruction Texas, Myers shows what life was like in this part of the Old West, from a feminie perspective. The detailed letter of joy and struggle on the frontier remind us, Myers points out, that "broad historical events ... are made up of myriad ordinary lives."
Lois E Myers is Associate Director of the Baylor Institute for Oral History and Secretary of the Texas Oral History Association.
Preface Introduction 1.Write Often, Telling Everything Refugio County, 1852-1877 2.A Smiling Providence Victoria County, November 1877-September 1881 3.A New Lease on Life Uvalde County, October 1881-March 1882 4.Grace to Conquer Edwards County, April 1882-March 1884 Afterword Appendix: Geanealogy of Anna Louisa Wellington and William Clinton Stoner Notes Works Cited Index
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