In the shadow of history / edited by J. Frank Dobie, Mody C. Boatright, Harry H. Ransom.Material type: TextPublisher: Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press, 1980Description: iii, 186 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 087074173X; 9780870741739Subject(s): Legends -- Texas | Legends -- Southwest, New | Folklore -- Texas | Folklore -- Southwest, New | Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836DDC classification: 398.2/09764 LOC classification: GR110.T5 | D583 1980
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Reprint of the 1966 ed. published by Folklore Associates, Hatboro, Pa., which was issued as Publication no. 15 of the Texas Folklore Society.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Folk-lore and tradition in a growing society / by Radoslav A. Tsanoff -- Rose and his story of the Alamo: The line that Travis drew / by J. Frank Dobie ; An escape from the Alamo / by W.P. Zuber ; A vindication of Rose and his story / by R.B. Blake -- Inventing stories about the Alamo / W.P. Zuber to Charlie Jeffries -- How Jim Bowie died / by Edward G. Rohrbough -- Anecdotes as sidelights to Texas history / by Marcelle Lively Hamer -- There's a geography of humorous anecdotes / by Charles F. Arrowood -- Folk characters of the sheep industry / by Winnifred Kupper -- The ghost sheep dog / by Merrill Bishop -- The Pastor and the serpent / by Dan Storm -- The Mexican folk version of King Midas / by W.A. Whatley -- Tortilla making / by Ruth Dodson -- Navajo sketches / by Yanh-Na-Bah -- The roadrunner in fact and folk-lore / by J. Frank Dobie.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsJ. Frank Dobie (1888-1964) was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas. In 1922, he became secretary of the Texas Folklore Society and held the post for 21 years.
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 Teas, where he taught for four decades. His contributions to folklore study and the Texas Folklore Society are innumerable.
Harry H. Ransom (1908-1976), University of Texas English Professor, was appointed associate editor of TFS in 1938. He later became president of UT and then chancellor.