Women & Texas Revolution

Join us for a live web chat with Women and the Texas Revolution’s Editor, Mary Scheer!

Are you enjoying Women and the Texas Revolution?  Do you have questions for the editor?  Well folks, mark your calendars – Editor Mary Scheer will be answering all of your questions Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30 pm!

Did you receive a free copy of Women and the Texas Revolution?  Remember, we ask that if you receive a free copy you submit at least one question to the editor!  To ensure that your question be answered, please submit all questions here (comment below) by Friday, July 19th.

Start brainstorming!  Happy Reading!

Let’s talk about Women and the Texas Revolution!

I hope you all enjoyed your Independence Day celebrations!

While celebrating America’s Independence, I hope you all were thinking about Texas’ own fight for independence, and the roles women played during the Texas Revolution!

Let’s start talking about the book – remember, we will have a live web chat with Editor Mary Scheer later this month (time and date to be determined very soon)!

What has been the most interesting aspect of Women and the Texas Revolution for you thus far?  Do you already have questions for our editor?  I want to hear from you!

Was the Texas Revolution “revolutionary” for women?

Hello book group members,

We have our 2nd book choice!

For the next 5 weeks, we will be reading/discussing Women and the Texas Revolution, edited by Lamar University associate professor and chair of the history department Mary Scheer, and Winner of the Liz Carpenter Award for Research in the History of Women, Texas State Historical Association, 2012.

WomeninTexasRevWhile there is wide scholarship on the Texas Revolution, there is no comparable volume on the role of women during that conflict. Most of the many works on the Texas Revolution include women briefly in the narrative, such as Emily Austin, Suzanna Dickinson, and Emily Morgan West (the Yellow Rose), but not as principal participants.

Women and the Texas Revolution explores these women in much more depth, in addition to covering the women and children who fled Santa Anna’s troops in the Runaway Scrape, and examining the roles and issues facing Native American, black, and Hispanic women of the time.

We think you are going to LOVE this book! Need to buy it?  Click here.

But…Paula Oates at UNT Press is giving us 5 free copies!  The first 5 folks to comment “I want a copy of the book” below will be mailed a free copy next week.  Don’t forget to email your mailing address to bookgroup@texaspbs.org.

If you are one of the 5 lucky members to receive a free book, we ask that you contribute at least one question for the author/editor/expert when the time for the live web chat comes around.

Happy Reading!!!!!

Thanks! And next we will read….

Thank you all for your participation in the web chat with author Jan Reid last Wednesday night.  Your questions were great, and Mr. Reid really enjoyed interacting with you.

If you missed the web chat, it is archived here.

Stay tuned for the next title we will read/discuss.  We will announce it next Friday, June 7th.

Because our group is reader-centered, I want to hear from you!  Send us comments – we can talk about Let the People In, the web chat, and I would love to hear your feedback!