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Cowboys, Cops, Killers, and Ghosts: Legends and Lore in Texas

Cowboys, Cops, Killers, and Ghosts: Legends and Lore in Texas (Hardback)

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This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society has something for everyone. The first section features a good bit of occupational lore, including articles on cowboys-both legendary ones and the relatively unknown men who worked their trade day by day wherever they could. You'll also find a unique, personal look at a famous outlaw and learn about a teacher's passion for encouraging her students to discover their own family culture, as well as unusual weddings, somewhat questionable ways to fish, and one woman's love affair with a bull.The backbone of the PTFS series has always been miscellanies-diverse examinations of the many types of lore found throughout Texas and the Southwest. These books offer a glimpse of what goes on at our annual meetings, as the best of the papers presented are frequently selected for our publications.Of course, the presentations are only a part of what the Society does at the meetings, but reading these publications offers insight into our members' interests in everything from bikers and pioneers of Tejana music to serial killers and simple folk from small-town Texas. These works also suggest the importance of the "telling of the tale," with an emphasis on oral tradition, as well as some of the customs we share. All of these things together- the focus on tradition at our meetings, the fellowship among members, and the diversity of our research-are what sustain the Texas Folklore Society.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasLanguages with Grant & CutlerPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPopular beliefs & controversial knowledgeFolklore, myths & legends Publisher: University of North Texas Press,U.S. Publication Date: 30/12/2013 ISBN-13: 9781574415322  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Kenneth L. Untiedt is the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society. He earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University, USA and is now an associate professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, USA.

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