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Persistence and irony in the incarceration of women in the Texas Penitentiary, 1907-1910
Between 1907 and 1910, Progressive reformers' attacks on the convict lease system of the Texas Penitentiary brought sexual misconduct of guards with female prisoners into public view and prompted officials to transfer women ...
The Jaybird-Woodpecker War: Reconstruction and redemption in Fort Bend County, Texas, 1869-1889
Beginning with the emergence of Fort Bend County, Texas, as an antebellum plantation society, this thesis examines the effects of emancipation and reconstruction within this community. The Jaybird-Woodpecker War, which ...
Women in the Texas Populist movement: Their letters to the "Southern Mercury"
Many rural Texas women joined the Farmers' Alliance and Populist Party, components of the agrarian reform movement in America in the 1880's and 1890's. Some expressed their interest in the movement by writing letters to ...