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A Texas Suffragist: Diaries and Writings of Jane Y. McCallum Janet G. Humphrey

A Texas Suffragist: Diaries and Writings of Jane Y. McCallum

Janet G. Humphrey

Published 1988
ISBN : 9780936650067
Paperback
168 pages
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 About the Book 

Its official--Im a big, big fan of Jane McCallum.She was one of those women that did it all--five kids, active clubwoman, fought for suffrage, did war work and eventually became Secretary of State under Gov. Moody in the late 1920s.This book is mainly composed of her diaries from 1916-1919--pretty important years for suffrage. She writes with great passion--lots of italics and dashes.Two favorite quotes (one serious and one not so):We asked for hte vote as a right denied. We never said that women would improve the world, though in our hearts we believed it.I thought I had eaten and seen others eat things whut tasted good---but I never had--until last night for supper. We had some all white wheat hot biscuit with butter!! How Mr. M. & Brown & Henry are alive to tell the tale is because of the limitations of the baking pan! (1918--after rationing!)Im eager to learn more about her--she deserves a complete biography (and it looks like enough of her papers exist to make that possible).