Carroll, Mark M.

Homesteads ungovernable : families, sex, race, and the law in frontier Texas, 1823-1860 / Mark M. Carroll. - 1st ed. - Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, c2001. - 1 online resource (xx, 244 p.) - JSTOR eBooks Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 3 . - Jack and Doris Smothers series in Texas history, life, and culture ; no. 3. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Ardent adventurers and borderland beauties (Tender ties beyond the pale) -- Eros and dominion (Indians, Tejanos, and Anglos) -- Intimacy and subjugation (Property rights and Black Texans) -- Turbulent prairies homes (Marital Formalities and institutional disarray) -- Slip-knot marriages and patchwork nests (The household redefined) -- Iniquitous partners (Wanton husbands and delinquent wives.).

0292796498 (electronic bk.) 9780292796492 (electronic bk.)

22573/ctt8t4nz JSTOR


Families--Texas--19th century.
Sex role--History--Texas--19th century.
Domestic relations--History--Texas--19th century.
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas--19th century.


Texas--Race relations.
Texas--Social life and customs.

HQ536.15.T4 / C37 2001

306.85/09764/09034