From Angels to Hellcats: Legendary Texas Women, 1836 to 1880

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A gun-wielding madam, a flame-haired card shark, a heroic slave girl, a sharp-shooting horse trader, a brave young mother, an "angel" in black -- these are some of the memorable women in From Angels to Hellcats, eight tales of adventure, crime, courage, and mystery from the early days of the Texas frontier. These historical portraits, presented in laid-back western style, tell the true stories behind an octet of Lone Star legends -- some well known, others more obscure.

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Overview

A gun-wielding madam, a flame-haired card shark, a heroic slave girl, a sharp-shooting horse trader, a brave young mother, an "angel" in black -- these are some of the memorable women in From Angels to Hellcats, eight tales of adventure, crime, courage, and mystery from the early days of the Texas frontier. These historical portraits, presented in laid-back western style, tell the true stories behind an octet of Lone Star legends -- some well known, others more obscure.

Many people have heard of the Yellow Rose of Texas, but who was she and what did she do? How many know that two people survived at the Alamo -- a woman and her young daughter? Or that Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty was based on a real-life lady gambler? A raucous ride through Texas history, From Angels to Hellcats is ideal for western history buffs, students of women's history, and, of course, Texans -- wherever they may live.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641598746
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Pages: 149
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
1. Susanna Dickinson: Alamo Survivor 1
2. Francisca Alavez: The Angel of Goliad 23
3. Emily Morgan: The Yellow Rose of Texas 41
4. Lottie Deno: She "Dealt" with the Best of Them 53
5. Pamelia Mann: As Mean as They Come 69
6. Sally Scull: Woe to Those Who Crossed Her 85
7. Sarah Hornsby: Prophet or Dreamer? 97
8. Diamond Bessie: The Mystery Lingers 107
Sites of Interest 125
Sources 131
Index 143
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