Letters by Lamplight

Letters by Lamplight

A Woman's View of Everyday Life in South Texas, 1873-1883

by Lois E. Myers

222 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780918954695
  • Published: June 1998



Through letters written by one family in post-Reconstruction Texas, Myers shows what life was like in this part of the Old West from a feminine perspective. The detailed letters of joy and struggle on the frontier remind us, Myers points out, that "broad historical events... are made up of myriad ordinary lives."