Leavin' a Testimony: Portraits from Rural Texas


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First settled by Stephen F. Austin's colonists in the early nineteenth century, Colorado County has deep roots in Texas history. Mainly rural and agrarian until late in the twentieth century, Colorado County was a cotton-growing region whose population was about evenly divided between blacks and whites. These life-long neighbors led separate and unequal lives, memories of which still linger today. To preserve those memories, Patsy Cravens began interviewing and photographing the older residents of Colorado County in the ...

Leavin' a Testimony: Portraits from Rural Texas 2006, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292713055