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Américo Paredes : in his own words, an authorized biography

Author: Manuel Medrano; Américo Paredes
Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2010.
Series: Al filo, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Amrico Paredes (1915-1999) was a folklorist, scholar, and professor at the University of Texas at Austin who is widely acknowledged as one of the founding scholars of Chicano Studies. With the publication of "With His Pistol in His Hand": A Border Ballad and Its Hero in 1958, Paredes soon emerged as a challenger to the status quo. His book questioned the mythic nature of the Texas Rangers and provided an alternative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Medrano, Manuel, 1949-
Américo Paredes.
Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009050515
(OCoLC)473659126
Named Person: Américo Paredes; Américo Paredes
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Medrano; Américo Paredes
ISBN: 9781441678805 1441678808 9781574413328 9781597346009 1597346004 1574413325 9781574413328 1282889826 9781282889828
OCLC Number: 671655045
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 180 pages) : photographs.
Contents: The formative years --
The depression years --
The War and post-war years --
Pursuing a dream --
A professor of legendary status.
Series Title: Al filo, no. 5.
Responsibility: Manuel F. Medrano.

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Americo Paredes (1915-1999) was a folklorist, scholar, and professor at the University of Texas at Austin who is widely acknowledged as one of the founding scholars of Chicano Studies. After service  Read more...

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"Paredes played an important part in legitimating the study of Mexican culture as it crossed the border into the United States and valorizing the work of Americans of Mexican descent. . . . [I]t will Read more...

 
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