The author tells the story of Dorinda Moody Slade with great sympathy. Its pattern is typical of a segment of the Scots-Irish immigrants who came to America in the 18th and early 19th centuries, staking and farming land until it was depleted of its nutrients, and then moving further south or west and repeating that pattern. Born into a family that took care to see their children had an education, Dorinda moved with them to Georgia and Alabama and finally to Texas. She married another member of the general group, who died of "alcohol poisoning," leaving his young widow to provide for her two children by working as a domestic servant and by her needlework skills, which included lace making, quilting, and sewing.
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