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Emily Austin of Texas, 1795-1851 / by Light Townsend Cummins.

By: Cummins, Light Townsend.
Contributor(s): Texas Christian University. Center for Texas Studies.
Material type: TextTextSeries: TCU Texas biography series: no. 1.Publisher: Fort Worth, Tex. : TCU Press, [2009]Copyright date: ©2009Description: ix, 298 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780875653518; 0875653510.Subject(s): Perry, Emily Austin Bryan, 1795-1851 | Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836 -- Family | Women pioneers -- Texas -- Biography | Pioneers -- Texas -- Biography | Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas | Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836 | Texas -- History -- To 1846 -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Emily Austin of Texas, 1795-1851.DDC classification: 976.4/04092 LOC classification: F389.P48 | C86 2009Other classification: 15.87 | 7,26
Contents:
Introduction -- Frontier beginnings -- A Missouri marriage -- The years of Hazel Tun and Potosi -- The move to Texas -- Peach Point and revolution -- Antebellum Peach Point -- The mature years -- Epilogue.
Summary: "The Austin family left an indelible mark on Texas and the expanding American nation. In this insightful biography, Light Townsend Cummins turns the historical spotlight on Emily Austin, the daughter who followed the trails of the western frontier to Texas, where she saw the burgeoning young colony erupt in revolution, establish a proud republic, and usher in the period of antebellum statehood. Emily's journey was one of remarkable personal change as the rigors of frontier life shaped her into a uniquely self-reliant southern woman, one who fulfilled the role of the plantation mistress while taking a distinct hand in ambitious public ventures. Despite her ties to influential family members, including her brother Stephen F. Austin, Emily's determined spirit allowed her to live on her own terms. In all of her notable activities, Emily principally remained a devoted daughter, sister, wife, and mother who proudly clung to her Austin roots."
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"Joint project of the Center for Texas Studies at TCU and TCU Press."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-283) and index.

Introduction -- Frontier beginnings -- A Missouri marriage -- The years of Hazel Tun and Potosi -- The move to Texas -- Peach Point and revolution -- Antebellum Peach Point -- The mature years -- Epilogue.

"The Austin family left an indelible mark on Texas and the expanding American nation. In this insightful biography, Light Townsend Cummins turns the historical spotlight on Emily Austin, the daughter who followed the trails of the western frontier to Texas, where she saw the burgeoning young colony erupt in revolution, establish a proud republic, and usher in the period of antebellum statehood. Emily's journey was one of remarkable personal change as the rigors of frontier life shaped her into a uniquely self-reliant southern woman, one who fulfilled the role of the plantation mistress while taking a distinct hand in ambitious public ventures. Despite her ties to influential family members, including her brother Stephen F. Austin, Emily's determined spirit allowed her to live on her own terms. In all of her notable activities, Emily principally remained a devoted daughter, sister, wife, and mother who proudly clung to her Austin roots."

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Light Townsend Cummins is the Guy M. Bryan Jr. Professor of History at Austin College. A native of San Antonio, he is the author or editor of seven books dealing with the history of Texas and the Gulf Coast, including A Guide to the History of Texas, A Guide to the History of Louisiana , and Spanish Observers and the American Revolution .

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