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"Here’s to the sunny slopes of long ago," was the favorite toast of John A. Lomax, co-founder of the Texas Folklore Society, which lends its name to this volume which opens with J. Frank Dobie’s sketch of Lomax. It is followed by Lomax’s own "Cowboy Lingo," found among Dobie’s papers, and by two other articles on the cowboy by men whose names sound out in the history of southwestern writing. The theme of the cowboy and the West is further pursued in "The Cowboy Code" by Paul Patterson, "The Cowboy Enters the Movies" by Mody Boatright, "Billy the Kid, Hired Gun or Hero" by John O. West, and "Laureates of the Western Range" by Everett A. Gillis. Next comes William D. Wittliff’s collection of passages on folklore from Dobie’s writings. The second half of the volume includes the history of two folktales, a strange religious sect, tales of East Texas fox hunts, an old-time charcoal burner, poke sallet, and folksongs, among others. Includes a special portfolio of J. Frank Dobie photographs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. J. Frank Dobie at Paisano Ranch, 1959, Image
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Preface
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  1. Contents
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. The Geniality of J. Frank Dobie, Images
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  1. John A. Lomax
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  1. Cowboy Lingo
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  1. The Cowboy: His Cause and Cure
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  1. The American Cowboy
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  1. The Cowboy's Code
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  1. The Cowboy Enters the Movies
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  1. Billy the Kid, Hired Gun or Hero
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  1. Laureates of the Western Range
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  1. J. Frank Dobie on Folklore
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  1. The Hat-in-Mud Tale
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  1. The Baby-Switching Story
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  1. Saved from a Bullet: Miraculous Escapes from Death
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  1. Tobacco and Longevity
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  1. The Sanctified Sisters
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  1. Running the Fox
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  1. The Charcoal Burner
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  1. Creeping Ignorance on Poke Sallet
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  1. The Penny Dreadful as a Folksong
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  1. The Ballad of Bob Williams
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  1. Buckwheat Cakes, 1898 Variety
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  1. Jung on Myth and the Mythic
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574411065
Related ISBN
9781574411065
MARC Record
OCLC
45730609
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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