T for Texas
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This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society contains a valuable chronological and bibliographical listing of Texas Folklore Society publications. It also includes twenty-five folk tales, including the lore of the armadillo, Texas country schoolteachers; legal lore from the courthouse; persimmon beer; classic honky tonks; Mexican lore on how to “have, hold, or free oneself of a lover”; Pecos Bill; the vampire; peyote ceremonialism; animal metaphors; Texas prison folklore; oil field jokes; and quilting, among others.
University of North Texas Press, 9781574411034, 277pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2000
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.