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As a Farm Woman Thinks: Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890–1960
In twenty-five years of syndicated columns in small-town Texas newspapers between 1930 and 1960, Nellie Witt Spikes described her life on the High Plains, harking back to earlier times and reminiscing about pioneer settlement, farm and small-town culture, women’s work, and the natural history of the flatlands and canyons. Spikes’s life spanned the arrival of Euro-American ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by Texas Tech University Press
(first published October 1st 2010)
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For most of us, history is made up of Big Events: life-changing inventions, wars that alter the course of nations, famous men making momentous decisions. But history is also what happens to the rest of us. That's what makes As a Farm Woman Thinks such an extraordinarily valuable book. It is history as ordinary rural Americans lived it, documented by an ordinary West Texas woman who recorded the ordinary events of her daily life and the lives of farmers, ranchers, and friends on the Llano Estacad ...more