Letters by Lamplight : A Woman's View of Everyday Life in South Texas, 1873-1883

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1999-02-01
Publisher(s): Baylor Univ Pr
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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."

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 3(8)
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 171(8)
Appendix: Genealogy of Anna Louisa Wellington and William Clinton Stoner 179(5)
Notes 184(19)
Works Cited 203(8)
Index 211

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