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Women who lived within the white rural South within the past due 19th century weren't anticipated to voice political beliefs. yet they weren't blind to the problems of the day, and within the Dallas-based Populist newspaper the Southern Mercury, they discovered a robust outlet for expression.

In Women within the Texas Populist Movement, Marion okay. Barthelme provides greater than 100 letters from Texas farm ladies, who have been turning into ever extra alert to the political and monetary forces impacting their lives. The agrarian reform circulate used to be a massive part of political existence in Texas, and women's letters to the Texas Farmers' Alliance newspaper grew to become more and more passionate and forthright in expressing their issues. the ladies find a camaraderie via their letters—a acceptance in their universal aspirations and frustrations with a procedure that dismisses their stories. in the course of the medium of writing, they convey bright personalities and a stinky experience of humor.

Barthelme makes this vigorous correspondence obtainable for the 1st time and brings those admirable girls right into a ancient framework to offer a extra whole photo of Southern history.

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