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The Resource El mesquite : a story of the early Spanish settlements between the Nueces and the Rio Grande, as told by "la posta del palo alto", Elena Zamora O'Shea ; with new introductions by Andrés Tijerina & Leticia M. Garza-Falcón

El mesquite : a story of the early Spanish settlements between the Nueces and the Rio Grande, as told by "la posta del palo alto", Elena Zamora O'Shea ; with new introductions by Andrés Tijerina & Leticia M. Garza-Falcón

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El mesquite : a story of the early Spanish settlements between the Nueces and the Rio Grande, as told by "la posta del palo alto"
Title
El mesquite
Title remainder
a story of the early Spanish settlements between the Nueces and the Rio Grande, as told by "la posta del palo alto"
Statement of responsibility
Elena Zamora O'Shea ; with new introductions by Andrés Tijerina & Leticia M. Garza-Falcón
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Through the voice of the gnarled old tree, Elena Zamora O'Shea tells South Texas political and ethnographic history, filled with colorful details of daily life such as songs, local plants and folk medicines, foods and recipes, peone/patron relations, and the distinctive Tejano ranch vocabulary. The work, engaging and lively, is an important example of the historical-folkloristic literary genre used by Mexican American writers of the period. Using the literary device of the tree's narration, O'Shea raises issues of culture, discrimination, and prejudice she could not have addressed in her own voice in that day and explicitly states the Mexican American ideology of 1930s Texas. The result is a literary and history work of lasting value, which clearly and courageously articulates the Tejano claim to legitimacy in Texas history"--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.S543
LC item number
M47 2000
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rio Grande/Río Bravo
Series volume
no. 4
Label
El mesquite : a story of the early Spanish settlements between the Nueces and the Rio Grande, as told by "la posta del palo alto", Elena Zamora O'Shea ; with new introductions by Andrés Tijerina & Leticia M. Garza-Falcón
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Dallas : Mathis Pub. Co., c1935
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [lxv]-lxvi)
Control code
44541761
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
lxvi, 80 p.
Isbn
9780890969663
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00041158
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2001. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-004). Paperbound.
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Label
El mesquite : a story of the early Spanish settlements between the Nueces and the Rio Grande, as told by "la posta del palo alto", Elena Zamora O'Shea ; with new introductions by Andrés Tijerina & Leticia M. Garza-Falcón
Publication
Note
Originally published: Dallas : Mathis Pub. Co., c1935
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [lxv]-lxvi)
Control code
44541761
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
lxvi, 80 p.
Isbn
9780890969663
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00041158
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2001. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-004). Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.

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