Cover image for Texas' first lady : Margaret Lea Houston, wife of the president
Texas' first lady : Margaret Lea Houston, wife of the president
Kerr, Rita.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Eakin Press, [1987]

Physical Description:
viii, 70 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Follows the life of the woman who married Sam Houston, first president of the Republic of Texas and later governor of that state, and discusses how she influenced the course of Texas politics and history.
General Note:
Series from jacket.

Format :

On Order

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Library Journal Review

This book is a story of the shifting path of trade between what is now the U.S. Southwest and the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It recounts the making of three separate roads to the Mexican silver mining area to facilitate the exchange of U.S. goods for Mexican silver: the first from Santa Fe, New Mexico; the last two across West Texas. The book deals carefully with sites and place names. It is not, however, a work of historical geography. It is instead ``frontier'' history, concerned largely with explorers and written for an audience interested in adventure. For regional history collections in southwestern public and academic libraries. James W. Oberly, Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.