By Nelson Harris,Harold McLeod
By Glenn Robins
By Lunenburg Historical Society
By Henry Corbin,Michel Cazenave
By Laura McLemore
Adele Looscan used to be a lady of her time, but she flourished within the society of either women and men, incomes the consideration of the previous as an astute businesswoman and the admiration of the latter for her management and accomplishments.
As a clubwoman, she equipped a powerful résumé: constitution member of the Texas country old organization; member of the Daughters of the yank Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Texas Woman’s Press organization; president of the Houston urban Federation of Women’s golf equipment; and vice chairman of the Texas Federation of Women’s golf equipment in its first 12 months. She equipped the women’ studying membership of Houston in 1885 and was once instrumental in founding different literary golf equipment years earlier than the association of the Texas Federation.
Her contributions to Texas heritage seemed in lots of newspapers and within the Southwestern historic Quarterly. She used her effect to motivate public schooling and the renovation of old landmarks and actively encouraged for a kingdom library, documents, and museum.
Her tale is effective and compelling for what it finds approximately girls and tradition in 19th- and early twentieth-century Texas and for what it finds concerning the nature, origins, and shaping of Texas’s smooth identity.
By Editors of REA
By Martha Hodes
A finalist for the Lincoln Prize, The Sea Captain's Wife "comes strangely, and movingly, alive" (Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly).
Award-winning historian Martha Hodes brings us into the extreme international of Eunice Connolly. Born white and negative in New England, Eunice moved from nation-state to manufacturing facility urban, labored within the turbines, then her husband to the Deep South. whilst the Civil struggle got here, Eunice's brothers joined the Union military whereas her husband fought and died for the Confederacy. again in New England, a widow and the mum of 2, Eunice slightly acquired by means of as a washerwoman, being affected by crushing melancholy. 4 years later, she fell in love with a black sea captain, married him, and moved to his domestic within the West Indies. Following each lead in a set of 500 family members letters, Hodes traced Eunice's footsteps and met descendants alongside the best way. This tale of misfortune and defiance takes up grand topics of yankee history—opportunity and racism, struggle and freedom—and illuminates the lives of standard humans within the past.
A Library Journal top publication of the 12 months and a range of the e-book of the Month membership, Literary Guild, and caliber Paperback ebook Club.
By Jeanette Davis
By Maureen McDonald,John S. Schultz
By Katsuki Sekida