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Letters by Lamplight: A Women's View of Everyday Life

By: Myers,Lois
Price: $23.95

Baylor University Press,1991. A view of everyday life in South Texas from a women's view in 1873-1883.
Through letters written by one family in post-Reconstruction Texas, Myers shows what life was like in this part of the Old West, from a feminie perspective. The detailed letter of joy and struggle on the frontier remind us, Myers points out, that "broad historical events ... are made up of myriad ordinary lives." Paperback,222 pages.