2001 - A Texas Folklore Odyssey

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574411409
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
"It's the Watkins Man!" 2
"Now You Hear My Horn!" 16
"That Dirty Little Coward!" 26
Mother's Model T 44
The Origins of the Texas Style of Traditional Old-Time Fiddling 54
Epics of Defeat: Texas Alamo and Scotland's Culloden 74
The Roswell Incident: Fiftieth Anniversary Sell-Abration 90
Greetings From Frank Dobie 100
Baby Lore: The Way and Wherefore of It 106
Grandparenting 122
"It All Began the Day My Conscience Died:" The Cheatin' Song from Prototype to Post-Modern 132
La Quinceanera: A Hispanic Folk Custom 154
The Breakfast of Champions 164
Women A-Horseback - Side or Astride 172
"This story has no leeeeede!" 186
Recipes from Green Pastures 206
Take Me Out to the Ballgame 222
How Cloth was Dyed during the Civil War in Washington County, Texas 234
Uppity Women 246
Praising Potted Pork Parts: Austin's One and Only Spamarama 256
Homemade Religion: Miraculous Images of Jesus and the Virgin Mary in South Texas 266
The Roy Bedichek Family Letters 276
Emily D. West and the Yellow Prose of Texas: A Primer on Some Primary Documents and their Doctoring 294
The Elusive Emily D. West, Folksong's Fabled "Yellow Rose of Texas" 318
Contributors 331
Index 339
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