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Backwoods to Border

Mody C. Boatright (Editor), Donald Day (Editor)


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This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society begins with “A Buffalo Hunter and His Song,” by Texas folklorist and Society editor J. Frank Dobie. The book is a collection of nineteen Texas folk tales, including “Cowboy Dance Calls,” “Grave Decoration,” “The Ghost Nun,” “Ghost Stories from Texas College for Women,” “Folklore of Texas Plants,” “Mexican Animal Tales,” and “Anecdotes About Lawyers.”

University of North Texas Press, 9780870740114, 247pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1943

About the Author

Mody C. Boatright (1896–1970) served as Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society for twenty years. He obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas, where he taught for four decades. His contributions to folklore study and the Texas Folklore Society are innumerable.

Donald Day (1899–1991) received his master's from the University of Texas at Austin and his Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago in 1940. He edited the Southwest Review and was a staff writer and roving editor for Readers Digest.