• History

Features and Fillers

Texas Journalists on Texas Folklore
Author: Carolyn Fiedler Satterwhite
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574410747
Category: History
Page: 233
View: 2305
This is a book about the folk as journalists write about them. Folklorist Jim Harris discovered through writing his own column that newspaper readers were hungry for articles about their past. Readers were starving for stories about the Native Americans who once roamed the plains, settlers who came from the east, the formation of early 20th-century communities, abandoned school houses, how a ghost town got its name, an infamous stretch of county road, a famous ranch, ranch dances held in decades past, an old rodeo hand, a woman who lived in a dugout when she was a girl, life in the oil camps, hunting for arrowheads below the caprock. In other words, what people wanted to read was not so much their history as their folklore, passed down through the years, much of it by word of mouth but some of it preserved and circulated by other means. Texas newspapers have fed and continue to feed their readers with local and state-wide traditional life. Any observant reader of Texas newspapers will find examples of traditional life being reported and analyzed in the state's papers, be they large circulation dailies in metropolitan areas, such as The Dallas Morning News, or small papers in rural and isolated regions, such as The Pecos Enterprise. The writers of these stories range from beginning reporters and part-time columnists, to veteran editors, and the subjects vary from a tale about the Alamo to trades day in Canton to building houses out of adobe in the Rio Grande Valley. The writings in Features and Fillers are a sampling of Texas traditional life in the last half of the 20th century. These full-time and part-time journalists have worked many years for large and small newspapers,ranging from far West Texas to deep East Texas, from the Panhandle to the Valley. Their subjects reflect the writers' own interests, but they reflect also the interests of the people in their communities. Their subjects are the traditions, customs, and practices of the people in communities as diverse as the state is wide. Their subjects are the folklore of Texas.

    • History

Features and Fillers

Texas Journalists on Texas Folklore
Author: Carolyn Fiedler Satterwhite
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574410747
Category: History
Page: 233
View: 5215
This is a book about the folk as journalists write about them. Folklorist Jim Harris discovered through writing his own column that newspaper readers were hungry for articles about their past. Readers were starving for stories about the Native Americans who once roamed the plains, settlers who came from the east, the formation of early 20th-century communities, abandoned school houses, how a ghost town got its name, an infamous stretch of county road, a famous ranch, ranch dances held in decades past, an old rodeo hand, a woman who lived in a dugout when she was a girl, life in the oil camps, hunting for arrowheads below the caprock. In other words, what people wanted to read was not so much their history as their folklore, passed down through the years, much of it by word of mouth but some of it preserved and circulated by other means. Texas newspapers have fed and continue to feed their readers with local and state-wide traditional life. Any observant reader of Texas newspapers will find examples of traditional life being reported and analyzed in the state's papers, be they large circulation dailies in metropolitan areas, such as The Dallas Morning News, or small papers in rural and isolated regions, such as The Pecos Enterprise. The writers of these stories range from beginning reporters and part-time columnists, to veteran editors, and the subjects vary from a tale about the Alamo to trades day in Canton to building houses out of adobe in the Rio Grande Valley. The writings in Features and Fillers are a sampling of Texas traditional life in the last half of the 20th century. These full-time and part-time journalists have worked many years for large and small newspapers,ranging from far West Texas to deep East Texas, from the Panhandle to the Valley. Their subjects reflect the writers' own interests, but they reflect also the interests of the people in their communities. Their subjects are the traditions, customs, and practices of the people in communities as diverse as the state is wide. Their subjects are the folklore of Texas.

    • Social Science

Celebrating 100 Years of the Texas Folklore Society, 1909-2009


Author: Kenneth L. Untiedt
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412779
Category: Social Science
Page: 420
View: 1200
The Texas Folklore Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations in the state. Its secret for longevity lies in those things that make it unique, such as its annual meeting that seems more like a social event or family reunion than a formal academic gathering. This book examines the Society's members and their substantial contributions to the field of folklore over the last century. Some articles focus on the research that was done in the past, while others offer studies that continue today. This book does more than present a history of the Texas Folklore Society: it explains why the TFS has lasted so long, and why it will continue.

    • History

Texas Folklore Society: 1971-2000


Author: Francis Edward Abernethy
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574411225
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 1786
This is a society that you join because you want to. The purpose of the society is to collect and make known to he public sons and ballads, superstitions, games, plays, and proverbs.

    • Australia

Australian Folklore


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Australia
Page: N.A
View: 4790

    • Travel

Finding Anything about Everything in Texas

100 Credible Books and 100 Reliable Websites
Author: Edward M. Walters
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9781589791992
Category: Travel
Page: 213
View: 6352
A crash course in locating information about the Lone Star State. Each chapter begins with an engaging, little known, even quirky story and then shows the reader how to follow the printed and electronic trail to uncover more detail.

    • History

First Timers and Old Timers

The Texas Folklore Society Fire Burns on
Author: Kenneth L. Untiedt
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574414712
Category: History
Page: 353
View: 7822
“The Texas Folklore Society has been alive and kicking for over one hundred years now, and I don't really think there's any mystery as to what keeps the organization going strong. The secret to our longevity is simply the constant replenishment of our body of contributors. We are especially fortunate in recent years to have had papers given at our annual meetings by new members—young members, many of whom are college or even high school students. “These presentations are oftentimes given during sessions right alongside some of our oldest members. We've also had long-time members who've been around for years but had never yet given papers; thankfully, they finally took the opportunity to present their research, fulfilling the mission of the TFS: to collect, preserve, and present the lore of Texas and the Southwest. “You'll find in this book some of the best articles from those presentations. The first fruits of our youngest or newest members include Acayla Haile on the folklore of plants. Familiar and well-respected names like J. Rhett Rushing and Kenneth W. Davis discuss folklore about monsters and the classic 'widow's revenge' tale. These works—and the people who produced them—represent the secret behind the history of the Texas Folklore Society, as well as its future.”—Kenneth L. Untiedt

    • Fiction

Folklore in Motion

Texas Travel Lore
Author: Kenneth L. Untiedt
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412388
Category: Fiction
Page: 307
View: 1239
The adventurous spirit of Texans has led to much travel lore, from stories of how ancestors first came to the state to reflections of how technology has affected the customs, language, and stories of life on the go. This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society features articles from beloved storytellers like John O. West, Kenneth W. Davis, and F. E. Abernethy as well as new voices like Janet Simonds. Chapters contain traditional Gone to Texas accounts and articles about people or methods of travel from days gone by. Others are dedicated to trains and cars and the lore associated with two-wheeled machines, machines that fly, and machines that scream across the land at dangerous speeds. The volume concludes with articles that consider how we fuel our machines and ourselves, and the rituals we engage in when were on our way from here to there.

    • History

Mesquite and Willow


Author: Mody Coggin Boatright
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 203
View: 967
This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society contains fifteen folk tales. The title of this book alludes to two branches of folklore that exist side by side in Texas, the English and the Mexican.

    • Social Science

Between the Cracks of History

Essays on Teaching and Illustrating Folklore
Author: Francis Edward Abernethy,Carolyn Fiedler Satterwhite
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574410365
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
View: 2120
Annotation Six essays discuss definitions and explanations of folklore, and methods of teaching it. Then 15 additional essays explore Texas folklore related to such topics as police burials, gang graffiti, fiddling, ghosts, dance halls, oil fields, spring rituals, and the dialect spoken along the border between Texas and Mexico. Numerous illustrations and black-and-white photographs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

    • Canada

Ethnologies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
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    • History

The San Saba Treasure

Legends of Silver Creek
Author: David Lewis
Publisher: Texas Folklore Society Extra B
ISBN: 9781574417357
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 3255
In 1868, four treasure hunters from San Marcos, Texas, searched for a lost mine on the San Saba River, near today's Menard. It was popularized as folklore in J. Frank Dobie's treasure legend classic Coronado's Children. One hundred and fifty years later, a descendant of one of those four men set out to discover the history behind the legend. This book recounts that search, from the founding of the ill-fated 1757 mission on the San Saba River up to the last attempt, in 1990, to find the treasure in this particular legend. It describes Jim Bowie, a fake treasure map industry, murder trials, a rattlesnake dancer, fortunes lost, a very long Texas cave, and surprising twists to the story popularized by Dobie. The book will not lead anyone to the legendary ten-thousand pounds of silver, but it will open a treasure trove of Texas history and the unique characters who hunted the fabulous riches.

    • American literature

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 6752

    • Humor

Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?


Author: Molly Ivins
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307434418
Category: Humor
Page: 304
View: 3441
Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest—and hilarious. Our toughest, funniest, and savviest columnist delivers the goods on: -Texas politics: "Well, our attorney general is under indictment. He ran as 'the people's lawyer'; now we call him 'the people's felon.'" -The flag burning debate: "Bush's last birthday cake was in the form of the American flag, and he ate it—stars, stripes, and all. Think about where that flag wound up—I call that desecration." -Beign a woman in Texas: "There are several strains of Texas culture: They are all rotten for women... One not infrequently sees cars or trucks sporting the bumper sticker "Have fun—beat the hell out of someone you love." From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Folklore

Coffee in the Gourd


Author: James Frank Dobie
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465546219
Category: Folklore
Page: 110
View: 8759

    • American literature

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 9486
Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

    • Social Science

Folk Art and Aging

Life-Story Objects and Their Makers
Author: Jon Kay
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253022207
Category: Social Science
Page: 148
View: 1324
Growing old doesn’t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay explores how elders choose to tap into their creative and personal potential through making life-story objects. Carving, painting, and rug hooking not only help seniors to cope with the ailments of aging and loneliness but also to achieve greater satisfaction with their lives. Whether revived from childhood memories or inspired by their capacity to connect to others, meaningful memory projects serve as a lens for focusing on, remaking, and sharing the long-ago. These activities often help elders productively fill the hours after they have raised their children, retired from their jobs, and/or lost a loved one. These individuals forge new identities for themselves that do not erase their earlier lives but build on them and new lives that include sharing scenes and stories from their memories.

    • Social Science

The Crusade Against Slavery

1830-1860
Author: Louis Filler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351484184
Category: Social Science
Page: 335
View: 4180
Perhaps no other crusade in the history of the U.S. provoked so much passion and fury as the struggle over slavery. Many of the problems that were a part of that great debate are still with us. Louis Filler has brought together much information both known and new on those who organized to defeat slavery. He has also re-examined the anti-slavery movement's ideals, heroes, and martyrs with historical perspective and precision. Contrary to popular belief, the anti-slavery movement was far from united. It included abolitionists as well as a variety of reformers whose activities place them among the anti-slavery forces. These included men as different in background and temperament as William Lloyd Garrison and John Quincy Adams. Portraits of the many protagonists, their hardships, and their quarrels with Southerners and Northerners alike, bring to life this exciting and tumultuous period. Filler also examines the many related reform movements that characterized the period: feminism, spiritualism, utopian societies, and educational reform. The volume traces the relationship of the antislavery movement to abolition and probes their connection with the several reforms that dominated the period. He brilliantly recaptures a sense of the contemporary consequences of the reformers efforts. This is an absorbing and important survey of the problems--political, social, and economic--that made this period so crucial in the history of the U.S.

    • Social Science

Living Folklore

Introduction to the Study of People and their Traditions
Author: Martha Sims,Martine Stephens
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 087421517X
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
View: 695
Living Folklore is a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to folklore as it is lived, shared and practiced in contemporary settings. Drawing on examples from diverse American groups and experiences, this text gives the student a strong foundation—from the field’s history and major terms to theories, interpretive approaches, and fieldwork. Many teachers of undergraduates find the available folklore textbooks too complex or unwieldy for an introductory level course. It is precisely this criticism that Living Folklore addresses; while comprehensive and rigorous, the book is specifically intended to meet the needs of those students who are just beginning their study of the discipline. Its real strength lies in how it combines carefully articulated foundational concepts with relevant examples and a student-oriented teaching philosophy.

    • Science

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Category: Science
Page: 464
View: 338
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.