As a Farm Woman Thinks: Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890–1960 Nellie Witt Spikes

ISBN: 9780896727106

Published:

Hardcover

288 pages


Description

As a Farm Woman Thinks: Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890–1960  by  Nellie Witt Spikes

As a Farm Woman Thinks: Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890–1960 by Nellie Witt Spikes
| Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780896727106 | 3.62 Mb

In twenty-five years of syndicated columns in small-town Texas newspapers between 1930 and 1960, Nellie Witt Spikes described her life on the High Plains, harking back to earlier times and reminiscing about pioneer settlement, farm and small-townMoreIn twenty-five years of syndicated columns in small-town Texas newspapers between 1930 and 1960, Nellie Witt Spikes described her life on the High Plains, harking back to earlier times and reminiscing about pioneer settlement, farm and small-town culture, women’s work, and the natural history of the flatlands and canyons.

Spikes’s life spanned the arrival of Euro-American settlers, the transition from ranching to farming, the drought and dust storms of the 1930s, and the irrigation revolution of the 1940s. Engaging and eloquent, her “As a Farm Woman Thinks” columns today conjure up a vivid portrait of a bygone era. Spikes’s best pieces, organized topically and then chronologically here by Geoff Cunfer, are illuminated by black-and-white historical photographs featuring people, landscapes, small towns, farms, and ranches that populated the caprock-and-canyon country of her West Texas.

Cunfer’s introduction and editorial commentary provide context. For historians, As a Farm Woman Thinks enlarges our understanding of a wide land and its culture. For the rest of us, Spikes’s “poetry of place” still captures the spirit of the Plains and, decades later, inspires imagination and memory.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "As a Farm Woman Thinks: Life and Land on the Texas High Plains, 1890–1960":


coolscan.pl

©2009-2015 | DMCA | Contact us