In this Book

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J. Frank Dobie leads off with "Storytellers I have known," followed by Mac Edward Leach's "The Singer or the Song." Americo Paredes offers a translation of Vicente T. Mendoza's "Some Forms of the Mexican Cancion and "Folklore and History." In addition, essays on oil promoters, the folksay of lawyers, old Thurber, ghost stories, prayer meetings, Belle Starr, removing warts, the German-Wends in Texas, and other folklore from around the state.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Storytellers I have Known
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. The Singer or the Song
  2. pp. 30-45
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  1. Some Forms of the Mexican CanciĆ³n
  2. pp. 46-55
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  1. Folklore and History
  2. pp. 56-68
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  1. Don't Look Back
  2. pp. 69-75
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  1. The Oil Promoter as Trickster
  2. pp. 76-91
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  1. Folksay of Lawyers
  2. pp. 92-97
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  1. Feathered Duelists
  2. pp. 98-106
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  1. Old Thurber
  2. pp. 107-114
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  1. Ghost Stories from a Texas Ghost Town
  2. pp. 115-122
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  1. Old Days at Cold Springs
  2. pp. 123-131
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  1. Prayer Meeting at Persimmon College
  2. pp. 132-139
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  1. The Frontier Hero: Refinement and Definition
  2. pp. 140-155
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  1. Belle Starr and the Biscuit Dough
  2. pp. 156-165
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  1. Legend of the Lad
  2. pp. 166-172
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  1. Stories of Ranch People
  2. pp. 173-177
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  1. Tall Timber Tales
  2. pp. 178-184
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  1. Anecdotes of Two Frontier Preachers
  2. pp. 185-193
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  1. Wolves, Foxes, Hound Dogs, and Men
  2. pp. 194-204
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  1. The Magic Art of Removing Warts
  2. pp. 205-211
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  1. Arkansas Variants of Some Texas Folksongs
  2. pp. 212-217
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  1. Owl-Bewitchment in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
  2. pp. 218-225
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  1. Tales of the Paisanos
  2. pp. 226-243
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  1. Folklore of the German-Wends in Texas
  2. pp. 244-259
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  1. Tales the German Texans Tell
  2. pp. 260-265
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  1. Tales of the Lost Nigger Mine
  2. pp. 266-272
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  1. Family Stories and Sayings
  2. pp. 273-281
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  1. The Origin of the Word Gringo
  2. pp. 282-284
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  1. On Gringo, Greaser, and other Neighborly Names
  2. pp. 285-290
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 291-294
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 295-298
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574411072
Related ISBN
9781574411072
MARC Record
OCLC
44956271
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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