Grace & Gumption


Women’s stories often get lost because so much of women’s history resides in private places such as diaries, family scrapbooks, family letters, or papers stored in boxes in family attics. Women often are hard to find, and once found, can be hard to track over time as they change their names when they get married. And sometimes they marry more than once, which increases the challenge. This was what fourteen Fort Worth women took on when they agreed to write a chapter each on the history of women in their city.

From pioneer women to the movers and shakers of the mid-twentieth century, Grace and Gumption explores the lives and careers of the prominent and not-so prominent alike, uncovering a fascinating web of connection for readers to see just how bustling Fort Worth was shaped by the distaff side.

As we well know, women always have been multi-taskers. Many women storied in this collection were relevant to more than one chapter because their talents and contributions reached in many directions.

  • Hardcover book.
  • Must SEEL companion cookbook
  • 308 pages
  • TCU Press

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