Taming Texas: Women in Texas Law 

by James L. Haley and Marilyn P. Duncan

The fourth book in the Taming Texas Series focuses on the role that women have played in shaping Texas law from the frontier days to modern times. Empowered by the liberal property rights of Spanish civil law but hampered by the restrictions imposed by English common law, early Texas women faced unique challenges. It took many decades and many determined women to change the laws and attitudes that kept them from becoming lawyers, voting, running for and winning public office, serving as judges, serving on juries, owning their own businesses, and in other ways having equal legal rights with men. Their stories vary from the boldly courageous to the quietly inspirational.

Like the other volumes in the series, Women in Texas Law was written for the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society’s Taming Texas Judicial Civics and Court History Project for seventh-grade students. Funded by the Society’s Fellows, the book is beautifully illustrated with historical photos and original drawings that make the stories come alive.

Hardback copies of the book are available for $20 plus $5 to cover postage, handling, and sales tax. E-book versions can be downloaded free.


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