Texas Women on the Cattle Trails

Edited by Sara R. Massey

978-1-62349-786-6 Paperback
6 x 9. 336 pp. 36 b&w photos., 2 maps.
Pub Date: 03/11/2019
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“In these pages, you won’t find a single damsel in distress. There are no dance hall queens or saloon floozies, either. The sixteen women profiled here validate the importance of ordinary lives and offer new insights into the reality of the frontier West.”—Victoria Advocate

“Over the past several decades, historians have acknowledged women’s contributions to the history of the west and to cattle drives across the United States. But what separates this book from other publications is that it offers specific names, faces, and stories of an assortment of women who took to the Texas cattle trails between 1868 and 1889.”—East Texas Historical Journal

“Readers will find it hard to resist becoming fascinated by the risks that these women took and the degree of market savvy they possessed.”—Western Historical Journal

Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Commerce

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