Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices

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Pub. Date: 1999-03-01
Publisher(s): Univ of North Carolina Pr
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This moving account illustrates the centrality of women's efforts to the welfare -- even survival -- of their families on the cotton farms of central Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Women, Cotton, and the Crop-Lien System
Women, Daughters, Wives, Mothers: Gender and Family Relationships
Keeping Warm, Keeping Dry: Housekeeping and Clothing in the Blackland Prairie
Living at Home: Food Production and Preparation in the Blackland Prairie
Making a Hand: Women's Labor in the Fields
Life Beyond the Farm: Women and Their Communities
Staying or Going: Urbanization and the Depopulation of the Rural Blackland Prairie
Index Maps
Major physical features of the Blackland Prairie of Texas Counties of the Blackland
Prairie of Texas Moves of the Rice family, Hunt County, Texas Illustrations
Spring plowing, Williamson County Mother and children at a cotton wagon, Kaufman County Board and batten tenant farmer's house, Ellis County Landowner's daughter weighing cotton
Kaufman County African American church on the open prairie, Ellis County
Number of Tenants and Landowners in Four Blacklands Counties, 1900-1940
Average Age of Farmers' Wives at First Marriage in Four Blacklands Counties, by Ethnic Group, 1900 and 1910
Average Number of Births and Surviving Children Born to Farmers' Wives under Age
Forty-Five in Four Blacklands Counties, by Ethnic Group, 1900 and 1910
Months of Field Work Women Performed Per Year, by Ethnic Group
Percentage of Women Performing Farming Tasks, by Ethnic Group, in Hill County, 1921
Literacy Rates for Women under Age Forty-Five in Four Blacklands Counties, by Ethnic Group, 1900 and 1910
Change in Numbers of Tenants and Farm Owners in Four Blacklands Counties, 1930 and 1940
Population Growth of Towns in Four Blacklands Counties, 1900-1940
Population Growth of Major Blacklands Cities, 1900-1940
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