Texas Governors Wives Pearl Caskell Jackson

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Texas Governors Wives  by  Pearl Caskell Jackson

Texas Governors Wives by Pearl Caskell Jackson
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This illustrated book was published in 1915.EXCERPTS FROM THE PREFACE:This is truly the Womans age, and it is right andjust that future students have these brief sketches of*Our Governors Wives to glance over when they aredigging in the whysMoreThis illustrated book was published in 1915.EXCERPTS FROM THE PREFACE:This is truly the Womans age, and it is right andjust that future students have these brief sketches of*Our Governors Wives to glance over when they aredigging in the whys and wherefores of Texas history.Emerson says there is no history, only biography.This is exemplified in French literature.

The Frenchare poor historians, yet their memoirs are the mostinteresting reading in the world, and the intimacy ofthe memoir gives an insight into the real life of thatnation as no clear cold historical fact ever could.These life pictures of Texas Governors Wives, in-adequate as they are, give a clearer understandingof the times, the customs, and the spirit of Texas.Pity tis, tis true — little is known of the lives of manyof these women, and that only when the romance orthe poetry of the individual appealed to the literarydilettante.If these sketches arouse enough interest to bring tolight more definite knowledge of these interestingcharacters, Texas Governors Wives, I shall not feelmy work a failure.

Some incidents quoted are ques-tioned, but to the best of my ability and with carefuland laborious research, I have tried to state the facts,,human as they may seem.History makes no mention of the influence thesewomen had on their husbands and through them ontheir State. From a child I have lived in Austin. Ihave known most of the Governors wives. Long ago Iwas struck with the interest that clusters aroundthese uncrowned queens, and while yet a school girl,I would jot down in my note book some interesting in-cident that I happened to hear of, perhaps some bit ofconversation concerning the first lady of Texas.

Muchof this happened long ago, but it is happening today,so alike is human nature.In this interesting group are many women of manyminds, because it must be remembered the people ofTexas are from everywhere - it is a small world withinitself.In the twenty-two biographies that I shall set forth,is almost every character known to historical woman-hood. Changing political conditions have had an in-fluence. From 1845, when Texas was a country ofwhose fame the whole civilized world was ringing,enveloped in the romance and heroism of the Alamoand San Jacinto - then torn by the conflicting strife ofcivil war, when brother was against brother and life-long friends became bitter political foes - down throughthe terrible reconstruction days to emerge a State thatis in the limelight of the Nation, these women of ourshave been weighed, and not found wanting.



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