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Texas has a large population who has lived on both sides of the border and created a folkloric mix that makes Texas unique. Both Sides of the Border gets its name from its emphasis on recently researched Tex-Mex folklore. But we recognize that Texas has other borders besides the Rio Grande. We use that title with the folklorist’s knowledge that all of this state’s songs, tales, and traditions have lived and prospered on the other sides of Texas borders at one time or another before they crossed the rivers and became “ours.” Chapters are organized thematically, and include favorite storytellers like James Ward Lee, Thad Sitton, and Jerry Lincecum. Lee’s beloved “Hell is for He-Men” appears here, along with Sitton’s informative essay on Texas freedman’s settlements. Both Sides of the Border contains something to delight everyone interested in Texas folklore.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. PART I. REMEMBERING OUR ANCESTORS
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  1. Chapter 1. Letters from J. Frank Dobie to John Robert Craddock
  2. pp. 2-28
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  1. Chapter 2. Doc Sonnichsen Holds His Own
  2. pp. 30-39
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  1. PART II. TEXAS-MEXICAN FOLKLORE
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  1. Chapter 3. Growing Up on Both Sides of the Border
  2. pp. 42-54
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  1. Chapter 4. Welito: A Mexican-American Family in Southwest Texas
  2. pp. 56-64
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  1. Chapter 5. Folklore of a San Antonio Midwife
  2. pp. 66-71
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  1. Chapter 6. Religion, Superstitions, and Remedios
  2. pp. 72-81
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  1. Chapter 7. Pepe's Panaderia: Bread Folklore
  2. pp. 82-91
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  1. Chapter 8. A Tortilla Is Never "Just" a Tortilla
  2. pp. 92-99
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  1. PART III. MISCELLANEOUS MEMORABILIA
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  1. Chapter 9. The Evolution of a Legend: The Headless Horseman
  2. pp. 102-117
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  1. Chapter 10. Who is Buried in Jesse James' Grave?
  2. pp. 118-128
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  1. Chapter 11. A Note on the Pacing White Mustang Legend
  2. pp. 130-137
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  1. Chapter 12. Hell is for He-Men!
  2. pp. 138-148
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  1. Chapter 13. Clementine Hunter: Folk Artist
  2. pp. 150-160
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  1. Chapter 14. Packaged Folklore: The Texas Folklife Festival
  2. pp. 162-174
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  1. Chapter 15. Same Song, Second Verse
  2. pp. 175-205
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  1. Chapter 16. Texas Kitsch and Other Collectibles
  2. pp. 206-214
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  1. Chapter 17. Texas Freedman's Settlements in the New South
  2. pp. 216-230
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  1. Chapter 18. Toby's Hound
  2. pp. 232-235
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  1. PART IV. THE FAMILY SAGA (Continued)
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  1. Chapter 19. Passing the Light: How Family Stories Shape Our Lives
  2. pp. 238-251
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  1. Chapter 20. Two Tales of My Family: Two Tales of Who I Am
  2. pp. 252-258
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  1. Chapter 21. Red Kelly's Grandmother
  2. pp. 260-262
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  1. Chapter 22. A Family Full of Scars
  2. pp. 264-272
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  1. Chapter 23. The Day Grandpa Blew Up the Tractor
  2. pp. 273-274
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  1. Chapter 24. Greater Love . . .
  2. pp. 276-279
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  1. Chapter 25. Family Saga vs. History: Hezekiah Lincecum and the Church
  2. pp. 281-290
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 293-296
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 297-304
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574414134
Related ISBN
9781574411843
MARC Record
OCLC
59157469
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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