Both Sides of the Border: A Scattering of Texas Folklore

Both Sides of the Border: A Scattering of Texas Folklore

by Francis Edward Abernethy (Editor)

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Both Sides of the Border: A Scattering of Texas Folklore by Francis Edward Abernethy


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574411843
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


FRANCIS EDWARD ABERNETHY was Regents Professor Emeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University, the executive secretary and editor of the Texas Folklore Society, the curator of exhibits for the East Texas Historical Association, and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. In addition to editing twenty-one Texas Folklore Society publications, he wrote Singin' Texas, Legends of Texas’ Heroic Age, and all three volumes of the Texas Folklore Society history, published by the University of North Texas Press.

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