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Texas Myths

O'Connor, Robert (ed.)

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ISBN 10: 0890962642 / ISBN 13: 9780890962640
Published by Texas A & M Univ Pr, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Book is bound in rust cloth. No defects to note on bok or dust jacket. 248pp., with index. INSCRIBED BY NOTED HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR T. R. FEHRENBACH to former owner. T. R. Fehrenbach is one of the article contributors. Fourteen writers examine Texas history through myths: theoretical overview of the nature and function of myths; myths underlying the clash of cultures on the 19th century Texas frontier; specific myths of different cultural groups. Myths surrounding the Comanches, border bandits and the Alamo defenders, Texas cow camps. Bookseller Inventory # 005647

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Title: Texas Myths

Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr, College Station, Texas, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by One Author

Edition: First Edition

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Published for the Texas Committee for the Humanities. "The authors of these essays thoughtfully, skillfully, and even provocatively consider the uses of myth in interpreting history - and shaping it.They reflect on particular aspects of the Texas myth: wealth and power, the "good life," the nature of the family, the role of women, the meaning of a wilderness settled then urbanized, the freedom heritage of blacks, the clash of Hispanic with Anglo ways and views."

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