Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Undaunted: A Norwegian Woman in Frontier Texas - Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities (Paperback)
  • Undaunted: A Norwegian Woman in Frontier Texas - Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities (Paperback)
zoom

Undaunted: A Norwegian Woman in Frontier Texas - Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities (Paperback)

(with)
£24.95
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 30/08/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Elise Waerenskjold is known to fans of Texas women writers as ""the lady with the pen,"" from the title of a book of her writings. A forward-looking journalist, she sent letters and articles back to Norway that encouraged others to follow her footsteps to Texas, where a small colony of Norwegian settlers were making a new life alongside-but distinct from-other European immigrants.

Undaunted is the first full biography of Waerenskjold during her Texas years, a life story that shows much about Texas, especially in the Norwegian colonies, from 1847 until near the end of the century. Moreover, it tells the story of a strong and independent thinker who championed women's rights, was pro-Union and against slavery (though her husband was in the Confederate army and was subsequently murdered in Reconstruction-era violence), and left an intriguing body of writing about life on the edges of Texas settlement.

Charles Russell's vivid account of Waerenskjold describes not only her influence among her countrymen but also her own life, which was a saga of considerable drama itself. It offers a clear and entertaining window onto immigrant life in Texas and the issues that shaped women's lives and elicited their talents in an earlier century.

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
ISBN: 9781623493493
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

To Catch A King
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Becoming
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback
Thomas Cromwell
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.00
Hardback
In My Life
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Testament Of Youth
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Napoleon
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
What Happened
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Henry VIII and the men who made him
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Bloody Brilliant Women
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Queen Victoria
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.