By Charles H. Russell

ISBN-10: 1585444537

ISBN-13: 9781585444533

ISBN-10: 1623493498

ISBN-13: 9781623493493

Elise Waerenskjold is understood to fanatics of Texas ladies writers as "the girl with the pen," from the name of a e-book of her writings. A forward-looking journalist, she despatched letters and articles again to Norway that inspired others to stick with her footsteps to Texas, the place a small colony of Norwegian settlers have been creating a new lifestyles alongside—but detailed from—other eu immigrants.

Undaunted is the 1st complete biography of Waerenskjold in the course of her Texas years, a existence tale that indicates a lot approximately Texas, particularly within the Norwegian colonies, from 1847 till close to the top of the century. additionally, it tells the tale of a powerful and self sustaining philosopher who championed women's rights, was once pro-Union and opposed to slavery (though her husband used to be within the accomplice military and was once in this case murdered in Reconstruction-era violence), and left an exciting physique of writing approximately existence at the edges of Texas settlement.

Charles Russell's bright account of Waerenskjold describes not just her effect between her countrymen but additionally her personal existence, which used to be a saga of substantial drama itself. It deals a transparent and exciting window onto immigrant existence in Texas and the problems that formed women's lives and elicited their abilities in an previous century.

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