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If there was any pleasure at all in hoeing, it was in the short row soon hoed rather than the one that in the day’s high heat seemed to stretch to shimmering eternity. And that’s what this collection of Texas folklore is, a series of short rows, easily and pleasantly hoed, promising a great crop as a reward for the reader’s labors. Here are high toned women and hayburners, loud pipes and calaveras, brown derbies and battles royal. And, oh yes, Welsh mains. And if these seem like unfamiliar rows, they are nonetheless pleasantly hoed, and in the process much will be learned about railway lingo; the machismo of cockfighting and of the customized pickup; the aesthetic, didactic, and mystical aspects of baptistry paintings in Texas churches; the ways some folk honor the Dead on their Day. There are humorous recollections of religious mores; the summer ritual of the revival meeting; the rowdier ritual of a hog drive; and sagas of families and the Santa Rita rig, poetry by cowboys and common folk alike in this rich acreage.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. 47th annual publication of the Texas Folklore Society Information
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. vi
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. A High Toned Woman
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. The Lingo of the Espee
  2. pp. 11-29
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  1. Mechanical Macho: The Current Craze for Customizing Pickups
  2. pp. 30-42
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  1. Texas Baptistry Paintings: Landscape, Doctrine, Mysticism
  2. pp. 43-56
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  1. Celebrations of the Dead: Merging Traditions in the Spanish Southwest
  2. pp. 57-72
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  1. Mexican-American Lime Kilns in West Texas: The Limits of Folk Technology
  2. pp. 73-92
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  1. A Rose Blooms in the Desert: The Saga of the Santa Rita #1
  2. pp. 93-100
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  1. The Rules of Cockfighting
  2. pp. 101-112
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  1. The Family Saga: An Interpretive Analysis
  2. pp. 113-126
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  1. Showdown at Sunup
  2. pp. 127-132
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  1. Elephant Ears in the Churchyard
  2. pp. 133-140
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  1. Hog Drovers: The Why and How of Hog Drives
  2. pp. 141-149
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  1. A Key of Golden: Brief Encounters Remembered
  2. pp. 150-160
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  1. Summer Revival
  2. pp. 161-170
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  1. Growing up in Bosque County
  2. pp. 171-180
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  1. Cowboy Poets
  2. pp. 181-199
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  1. Folk Poetry: Texas, Southwest
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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  1. Series
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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  1. About the Author
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870742569
Related ISBN
9780870742569
MARC Record
OCLC
573848988
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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