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The paisano, or roadrunner, is the emblem of the Texas Folklore Society chosen by the membership at the meeting held April 22, 1932, presided over by Jovita González. This volume is liberally sprinkled with pictures of that fine bird, and it is written by paisanos, fellow countrymen in the realm of folklore. From the paisano’s cactus corral by J. Frank Dobie to John Neal Phillips’ exploration of the Anasazi; from Bill Brett’s planting by the moon to the names of newspapers by C. Richard King; from Lawrence Clayton’s fact and fiction in Lomax outlaw songs to home and farm remedies and charms in a German manuscript by Christine Boot; from a look at Sunday cock fights by F. E. Abernethy to the pet rock in American folklore by Olivia Murray Nichols, this miscellany shows the diversity of Texas folklore.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Paisanos: A Folklore Miscellany
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  1. Image
  2. pp. i-ii
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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. Preface
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Paisanos: A Folklore Miscellany
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. The Paisano's Cactus Corral
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. The Anasazi
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. Harm and the Bear
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. “I Remember Things”
  2. pp. 17-28
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  1. Maime Tobar's Tales of Treasure
  2. pp. 29-34
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  1. Plantin’ by the Moon
  2. pp. 35-36
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  1. Going to Press in Alto
  2. pp. 37-40
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  1. The Petrified Lovers of Pecos: Vintage Yellow Journalism
  2. pp. 41-44
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  1. All the News in Fits of Print: An Examination of Nigerian Newspaper Headlines
  2. pp. 45-60
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  1. Names are News
  2. pp. 61-70
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  1. Minstrelsy at the Marketplace: Or, what the Traveling Texan Found for Entertainment in Ante-Bellum New Orleans
  2. pp. 71-78
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  1. Country Store
  2. pp. 79-82
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  1. The Bachelor Heater
  2. pp. 83-86
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  1. Ticks on Catfish
  2. pp. 87-96
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  1. Fact and Fiction in Three Lomax Outlaw Songs
  2. pp. 97-110
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  1. Home and Farm Remedies and Charms in a German Manuscript from a Texas Ranch
  2. pp. 111-132
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  1. Sunday's Cock Fight
  2. pp. 133-136
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  1. Talking and Touching: A Function of Storytelling
  2. pp. 137-146
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  1. The Pet Rock in American Folklore
  2. pp. 147-152
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  1. The Driver's License: Emblem of a Modern Rite of Passage
  2. pp. 153-156
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  1. The Ethological Approach to Folklore
  2. pp. 157-166
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  1. Publishers of Texas Folklore
  2. pp. 167-178
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 179-180
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574410594
Related ISBN
9781574410594
MARC Record
OCLC
1066420903
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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