Women Across Texas History eBook Volume 2: Early Twentieth Century
Our unique history is shaped by the stories from the myriad individuals who influenced the politics, economy, and culture of Texas. Among these individuals are countless women who fought for gender equality and shattered glass ceilings, creating new opportunities for those who followed. Texas women make Texas history, and as a result of their contributions in the past, the foundation for the future is much stronger.
To ensure that these women receive proper recognition, TSHA has embarked on a multi-year effort to share their stories in our eBook series, Women Across Texas History.
On June 28, 2016, in celebration of the 97th anniversary of Texas’ ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, TSHA released, Volume 1: Nineteenth Century and Before. This eBook features thirty-seven biographies, including Tamar Morgan, Emily Austin Bryan Perry, and Ellen Lawson Dabbs.
This year, TSHA is proud to announce the publication of the second eBook, Volume 2: Early Twentieth Century.
In this FREE eBook, you will read more about:
- Jessie Ames, a suffragist and anti-lynching reformer who was a progressive leader and founder of both the League of Women Voters and the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching.
- Georgia O’Keeffe, the influential modernist painter who taught in West Texas and derived much inspiration from the vast Texan plains, conveying such impressions through her large body of work.
- Jovita González de Mireles, a teacher, folklorist, and writer who was not only one of the first Texan Mexicans to obtain a master’s degree and work as a professor, but a crucial contributor to the study of Spanish folklore and the first female and Mexican to be president of the Texas Folklore Society.
- Lulu Belle Madison White, a teacher and civil rights activist who led the Houston chapter of the NAACP to become the largest chapter in the South, and was a vanguard in the effort to eliminate the white primary in Texas, integrate the University of Texas, and enforce equal salaries for black and white teachers.
- So many more!
For your enjoyment and convenience, we have packaged both volumes of the Women Across Texas History eBook series together as part of a FREE download.