Legends and Life in Texas

Folklore from the Lone Star State, In Stories and Song

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt

978-1-57441-697-8 Cloth
6 x 9. 320 pp. 70 b&w illus. Notes.
Pub Date: 01/10/2018
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There is sometimes a fine line between history and folklore. This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society tells stories about real-life characters from Texas’s history, as well as personal reflections about life from diverse perspectives throughout the last century. The first section covers legendary characters like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, and people who were bigger or bolder than others, yet seem to have been forgotten. The second section includes works that examine songs of our youth, as well as the customs associated with music, whether it’s on a football field or in a prison yard. The works in the final section recall memories of a simpler time, when cars and home appliances lacked modern conveniences, and when it was a treat just to go and “visit” with family and friends. All of these works capture something of our past, if only to carry it on and keep it alive for generations to come.

Publications of the Texas Folklore Society

Published by University of North Texas Press