The only woman to represent Texas in the United States Senate, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has been a trail blazer in the Lone Star State, one of many female Texans who has made a difference to her state and to America itself. In this lively history, Senator Hutchison introduces some of these groundbreaking women and their remarkable achievements. From the mothers and daughters who claimed a stake in the land when it was controlled by Spain and the newly formed Mexico to the Texas Revolution; from the wives and sisters who valiantly contributed through annexation and statehood to the Civil War; from the prolific ranchers to the entrepreneurs who have helped Texas thrive, Senator Hutchison shines a spotlight on the bold women behind the history. In Untitled, she celebrates the strength, bravery, and spirit of these women and their accomplishments, including:
• Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long—“the Mother of Texas”
• Emily West, aka Emily Morgan—“the Yellow Rose of Texas,” an indentured servant kidnapped by Mexican cavalry who “distracted” General Santa Anna when Sam Houston attacked
• Andrea Castañón Villanueva—“Madam Candelaria,” a survivor of the Alamo who dedicated herself to nursing the sick and aiding the poor until her death at 113
• Mary Maverick—famed memoirist of San Antonio
• Cynthia Ann Parker—“Naduah,” a young settler girl kidnapped and adopted by the Comanche, who was “rescued” against her will by Texas Rangers at age thirty-four
• Adina de Zavala and Clara Driscoll—a pair of no-nonsense women who fought to save and preserve the beloved cultural and historic landmark, The Alamo
Filled with black and white illustrations, Untitled pays tribute to these extraordinary Texan women whose lives offer inspiration for us today and for generations to come.