By Sharon Niederman
Traditionally, the Southwest has attracted individuals with yearnings for freedom and experience, those who outline themselves as members. in contrast to their husbands and brothers, ladies within the Southwest didn't, for the main half, subdue and tame the land; yet their personality and individuality have been manifested as they lived with and more advantageous upon stipulations as they discovered them. Their fascination with their lifestyle and the necessity for self-expression led them to jot down in their stories, delivering them with an artistic outlet and supplying those that got here later a special window into the previous. "A duvet of phrases" received the Border neighborhood Library organization 1989 Southwest ebook Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural background of the Southwest. It was once additionally provided the nationwide Federation of Press ladies first prize for background in 1989.
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The Colonel halted the caravan, spoke to Mr. Spiegelberg, found him a very nice young man and invited him to join his regiment. He gave him a horse, which naturally greatly pleased the young man. He accompanied Colonel Doniphan first to Santa Fe, where they rested, then to Chihuahua. Colonel Doniphan found Mr. Spiegelberg's services very helpful, as he was well-educated and had quite some experiences, so he persuaded him to assist him and he remained a year. Then Colonel Doniphan obtained for him a federal permit and he opened a general merchandise wholesale and retail store in Santa Fe in 1846.
Some lived off the land, and others knew a secure, sheltered existenceand some, like Arizona New Deal Congresswoman Isabella Greenway, experienced both rags and riches. Many came in search of spiritual and artistic nourishment. And those born in the Southwest endured the inescapable violence and cultural clashes of their times. Women didn't write adventure novels the way Jack London, Mark Twain, and James Fenimore Cooper did. These real life accounts are the equivalent of those adventure stories.
Published her children's novel, Princess Goldenhair and the Wonderful Flower, which was adopted for radio broadcast on the CBS program, ''Let's Pretend" in 1937. This novel saw three editions. " What comes through in these brief, chatty pieces is the sense of a woman who is sure of herself, her place in the world, and her values. Although a twinkle of humor beams through, this work speaks of a woman capable of looking down rather imperiously from the heights of a personal code of honor composed of traditional verities, persistence and determination, and privilege.
A Quilt of Words: Womens Diaries, Letters, and Original Accounts of Life in the Southwest, 1860-1960 by Sharon Niederman