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Hands to the Spindle: Texas Women and Home Textile Production, 1822-1880 (Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Series) Hardcover – March 1, 1996

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“Like all truly great works, it transcends pat categories. Readers will find none of the trendy cant and rant one has come to expect from the sisterhood of gender feminists. Dr. Marks demonstrates a clear admiration for her subjects, but never allows that affection to compromise her objectivity. This book would be a wonderful present from a mother to her daughter, but perhaps an even better gift from a father to his son. . . . The book is a delight to read, comfortable to hold, and a treat for the eyes.”--Stephen L. Hardin (from pre-pub copy, rec’d 4/24/96
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About the Author

Paula Mitchell Marks is a professor of history at Saint Edward’s University in Austin. She has written highly acclaimed books on western history, including Turn Your Eyes Toward Texas: Pioneers Sam and Mary Maverick, also published by Texas A&M University Press.
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Product Details

  • Series: Clayton Wheat Williams Texas Life Series (Book 5)
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0890966990
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890966990
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,280,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I purchased for my library I am very pleased with your service and the quality of the book. good book
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By D&L Conway on December 6, 2013
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Great book, full of history. If you are a Texan and a spinner you will enjoy it. Very quick read.
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