By Laura McLemore
Adele Looscan was once a girl of her time, but she flourished within the society of either women and men, incomes the consideration of the previous as an astute businesswoman and the admiration of the latter for her management and accomplishments.
As a clubwoman, she equipped a magnificent résumé: constitution member of the Texas nation historic organization; member of the Daughters of the yankee Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Texas Woman’s Press organization; president of the Houston urban Federation of Women’s golf equipment; and vice chairman of the Texas Federation of Women’s golf equipment in its first yr. She prepared the women’ examining membership of Houston in 1885 and was once instrumental in founding different literary golf equipment years prior to the association of the Texas Federation.
Her contributions to Texas heritage seemed in lots of newspapers and within the Southwestern old Quarterly. She used her impact to motivate public schooling and the maintenance of historical landmarks and actively recommended for a kingdom library, records, and museum.
Her tale is efficacious and compelling for what it finds approximately girls and tradition in 19th- and early twentieth-century Texas and for what it finds concerning the nature, origins, and shaping of Texas’s glossy identity.
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Adele Briscoe Looscan: Daughter of the Republic (The Texas Biography Series) by Laura McLemore