"The book covers the life and role of women on the farms in a most delightful way. It is necessary reading for those of us raised on tales of how live was in those years….Rebecca Sharpless did a great service to the history and culture of Central Texas by writing this fine book."
-The Mexia News
Sharpless makes excellent use of oral histories to describe the shared poverty and hard labor of these women.
Journal of American History
[A] book that farmwomen and scholars alike can enjoy.
Journal of Southern History
A valuable and informative resource for all scholars in women's history, rural history, and the history of Texas.
American Historical Review
[W]e hear the women's voices. Seldom heard then or now, they offer a haunting and memorable tale.
Journal of Women's History
Best of all, one hears the proud voices of the women themselves throughout this impressive narrative.
Neil Foley, University of Texas at Austin
From the Inside Flap
A moving account of women•s lives on Texas cotton farms during the first half of the 20th-century, this book reveals their substantial contributions to the southern agricultural economy and to family life.