RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY TEXAS by John Holland Jenkins

RECOLLECTIONS OF EARLY TEXAS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A sturdy homespun record, John Holmes Jenkins' editing of his grandfather's first hand account of early days in Texas presents a picture of incredible danger and obstacles. Set in the 1830's and 1840's, the writer describes not only the conflict of the settlers with the various tribes of hostile Indians, but also the sporadic outbursts of conflict with the Mexicans. In contrast to horrors recounted by the survivors of these hardships, is a more heartening picture of the warm communal atmosphere of pioneer life. Not great literature -but of intense historical interest, which does not lack for excitement.

Pub Date: June 23rd, 1958
Publisher: Univ. of Texas Press