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How myth became history : Texas exceptionalism in the borderlands

Author: John Emory Dean
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book explores how border subjects have been created and disputed in cultural narratives of the Texas-Mexico border, comparing and analyzing Mexican, Mexican American, and Anglo literary representations of the border"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dean, John Emory.
How myth became history.
Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015028633
(OCoLC)929545470
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Emory Dean
ISBN: 9780816533701 0816533709
OCLC Number: 951065207
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages)
Contents: Timeline of the Texas-Mexico border, 1835-1920 --
The Texas-Mexico border : a mythical history --
The collision of cultural memories on the Texas-Mexico border : Walter Prescott Webb's The Texas Rangersl, Américo Paredes' George Washington Gómez, and Rolando Hinojosa's The Valley : Estampas del Valle --
Mexico, genesis, apocalypse : Ignacio Solares' Yankee Invasion : a Novel of Mexico City --
The history of all is the history of each : Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian: or Evening Redness in the West --
History as alternative to the past : Carlos Fuentes' The Old Gringo --
The archival cave of meditation in Katherine Anne Porter's Flowering Judas --
Remediating a refusal of history : Arturo Islas' The Rain God : a Desert Tale.
Responsibility: John E. Dean.

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Explores the formation of national, ethnic, racial, and class identities in the Texas borderlands. Examining Mexican, Mexican American, and Anglo Texan narratives as competing representations of the  Read more...

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