Texas Hero Stories:An Historical Reader for the Grades

Texas Hero Stories:An Historical Reader for the Grades

By: Daffan, Katie

Price: $150.00

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Book Condition: Very Good

Dark red cloth with black lettering. Mild edge wear and a child's handwritten name in pencil on the endpapers. A well-preserved copy. Very scarce first edition of this grade-school reader for Texas children in the early 1900s, not to be confused with her self-published Texas Heroes (1924), which was adopted as a textbook for third, fourth, and fifth grade students in Texas. 150 pages illustrated with images of the Alamo, Texas Capitol, and prominent Texas heroes from colonial days to Republic of Texas and statehood eras: La Salle, Stephen F. Austin, David Crockett, Sam Houston, Albert Sidney Johnston, Francis R, Lubbock, John H. Reagan, and James Stephen Hogg. The author, Katie Daffan (1874-1951), taught school and served as principal of a girls' school in Dallas. She was elected first vice president of the Texas State Teachers Association and was named to the State Text-Book Board by Governor T. M. Campbell. When she was named superintendent of the Confederate Woman's Home in Austin in 1911, she became the first woman in Texas appointed to head a state institution. She was also literary editor for the Houston Chronicle from 1921 to 1928 and feature columnist for the Ennis Daily News from 1936 to 1950.

Title: Texas Hero Stories:An Historical Reader for the Grades

Author: Daffan, Katie

Categories: Texana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, Benj. H. Sanborn & Co.: 1908

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 09944

Keywords: Texas Heroes Revolution Republic Biographies Juvenile,