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The Resource "With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its hero, by Américo Paredes

"With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its hero, by Américo Paredes

Label
"With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its hero
Title
"With his pistol in his hand"
Title remainder
a border ballad and its hero
Statement of responsibility
by Américo Paredes
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gregorio Cortez, a ranchhand of Mexican parentage, was virtually unknown until one summer day in 1901 when he and a Texas sheriff, pistols in hand, blazed away at each other after a misunderstanding. The sheriff was killed and Gregorio fled immediately, realizing that in practice there was one law for Anglo-Texans, another for Texas-Mexicans. The chase, capture, and imprisonment of Cortez are high drama that cannot easily be forgotten. Even today, in the cantinas along both sides of the Rio Grande, Mexicans sing the praises of the great "sheriff-killer" in the ballad which they call "El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez." Américo Paredes tells the story of Cortez, the man and the legend, in vivid, fascinating detail in "With His Pistol in His Hand," which also presents a unique study of a ballad in the making. Deftly woven into the story are interpretations of the Border country, its history, its people and their ways -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7297.A1
LC item number
C63 1958
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
"With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its hero, by Américo Paredes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-258) and index
Control code
291971
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Lccn
58010853 /L/r852
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1986 (Access. No. 86-001). Label on front lining paper: Distributed by the Texas Folklore Society in lieu of an annual publication for 1958. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Second printing, 1975. Brown cloth binding. Gift of Dickie Heaberlin, 1989 (Access. No. 89-136). Signed by Rollo K. Newsom. With variant dust jacket: Illustration by Charles Shaw.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005. Presentation inscription in ink on front free endpaper. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 6 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
"With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its hero, by Américo Paredes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-258) and index
Control code
291971
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Lccn
58010853 /L/r852
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1986 (Access. No. 86-001). Label on front lining paper: Distributed by the Texas Folklore Society in lieu of an annual publication for 1958. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Second printing, 1975. Brown cloth binding. Gift of Dickie Heaberlin, 1989 (Access. No. 89-136). Signed by Rollo K. Newsom. With variant dust jacket: Illustration by Charles Shaw.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005. Presentation inscription in ink on front free endpaper. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 6 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations

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