Tales from the Big Thicket
Texana - Folkore - Folklore
6 x 9, 256 pp.
89 b&w photos. 3 maps.
Pub Date: 02/19/2002
Temple Big Thicket Series
  paper
Price:        $18.95

978-1-57441-142-3

Published by University of North Texas Press

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Tales from the Big Thicket

Edited by Francis Edward Abernethy

Abernethy presents the history and folklore of the Big Thicket and its people, including a collection of Alabama-Coushatta tales, a search for hidden Jayhawkers during the Civil War, a nineteenth-century travel account, and a family history of the legendary Hooks.

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.

What Readers Are Saying:

“An enjoyable escape to the wood-culture of the past, to the thrill of the bear hunt of yesterday, to the quiet, natural retreat in the middle of an increasingly urban world.” --Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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