By Rebecca Sharpless
Using oral historical past interviews and written memoirs, Rebecca Sharpless weaves a relocating account of women's lives on Texas cotton farms. She examines how girls from various ethnic backgrounds--German, Czech, African American, Mexican, and Anglo-American--coped with tricky situations. The nutrients they cooked, the homes they saved, the ways that they balanced box paintings with home tasks, all yield insights into the twentieth-century South. And notwithstanding rural women's lives have been choked with exercises, lots of which have been undone virtually once they have been performed, each one in their activities used to be encumbered with significance, says Sharpless, for the welfare of a woman's complete kin depended seriously upon her efforts.
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Fertile Ground, Narrow Choices: Women on Texas Cotton Farms, 1900-1940 (Studies in Rural Culture) by Rebecca Sharpless