Texas Women on the Cattle Trails

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Sara R. Massey
Texas A&M University Press, Mar 11, 2019 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
"In these pages, you won't find a single damsel in distress. There are no dance hall queens or saloon floozies, either. The sixteen women profiled here validate the importance of ordinary lives and offer new insights into the reality of the frontier West."--Victoria Advocate

"Over the past several decades, historians have acknowledged women's contributions to the history of the west and to cattle drives across the United States. But what separates this book from other publications is that it offers specific names, faces, and stories of an assortment of women who took to the Texas cattle trails between 1868 and 1889."--East Texas Historical Journal

"Readers will find it hard to resist becoming fascinated by the risks that these women took and the degree of market savvy they possessed."--Western Historical Journal

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About the author (2019)

SARA R. MASSEY served as editor of Black Cowboys of Texas. While on the staff of the Institute of Texan Cultures, she was also the supervising editor for five books on Texas ethnic groups, the Texans All series, published by Texas A&M University Press.