Molly Anderson, The Saga Of A Pioneer Woman, puts a human face on the historical events of 19th century Texas. From the time of the emigration and land empressarios to the post reconstruction era, author Etta Pruitt Martin brings alive the human drama to these times. Etta tells this story with knowledge and authority. She tackles all aspects of Molly's life including the frustrations of a woman raising her children alone and running a frontier farm. Also in this book, Etta addresses inter-racial relationships of the times, an aspect of life often overlooked.
Molly Anderson, widowed soon after her young family arrived in Texas, faced diversity head on. Within this adversity there was the mundane life that must be lived to survive in the frontier.
With all that happened to Molly and her sons, they still had to plow and plant in the Spring and harvest their crop in the Fall. She struggled to educate her sons, She saw them go off to war and become men one at a time. After the fall of the Alamo, the defeat of Santa Anna at San Jacinto, the end of the war of Northern aggression and the end of the reconstruction era, the bluebonnets were in full bloom in the Brazos River valley. Life went on.
Molly Anderson, the story of an independent wife, woman and mother.Texas Bob