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True women & westward expansion / Adrienne Caughfield.

By: Caughfield, Adrienne, 1971-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Elma Dill Russell Spencer series in the West and Southwest: no. 24.Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 178 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 158544409X (cloth : alk. paper); 9781585444090 (cloth : alk. paper).Other title: True women and westward expansion [Spine title].Subject(s): Women pioneers -- Texas -- History -- 19th century | Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas | Women -- Texas -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Territorial expansion -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- Texas -- History -- 19th century | Women -- Texas -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Sex role -- Texas -- History -- 19th century | Texas -- History -- 19th century | Texas -- Social conditions -- 19th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: True women & westward expansion.DDC classification: 976.4/05
Contents:
Domesticity and expansionism -- Cultivating the "Garden of the South-West" -- Women and Texas independence -- Fighting for the cause of civilization -- A feeling of destiny -- Slavery and expansion -- A magnificent empire -- Of politics and true womanhood.
Review: "Adrienne Caughfield mines the diaries and letters of ninety Texas women to uncover the ideas and enthusiasms they brought to the Western frontier. Although there were a few notable exceptions, most of the women drew on their domestic skills and values to establish not only "civilization" but also their own security. Caughfield sheds light on women's activism (the flip side of domesticity), attitudes toward and race and "civilization," the tie between a vision of a unified continent and a cultivated wilderness, and republican values. She offers a new understanding of not only gender roles in the West but also the impulse for expansionism itself."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-174) and index.

Domesticity and expansionism -- Cultivating the "Garden of the South-West" -- Women and Texas independence -- Fighting for the cause of civilization -- A feeling of destiny -- Slavery and expansion -- A magnificent empire -- Of politics and true womanhood.

"Adrienne Caughfield mines the diaries and letters of ninety Texas women to uncover the ideas and enthusiasms they brought to the Western frontier. Although there were a few notable exceptions, most of the women drew on their domestic skills and values to establish not only "civilization" but also their own security. Caughfield sheds light on women's activism (the flip side of domesticity), attitudes toward and race and "civilization," the tie between a vision of a unified continent and a cultivated wilderness, and republican values. She offers a new understanding of not only gender roles in the West but also the impulse for expansionism itself."--BOOK JACKET.

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Adrienne Caughfield, who holds a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University, is director of Academic Programs at the Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano, Texas.

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