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Texas graveyards : a cultural legacy

Author: Terry G Jordan-Bychkov
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1982.
Series: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation series, no. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An account of the author's twenty-year exploration of rural Texas graveyards, discussing the folk art and tradition exhibited in the cemeteries, and showing the distinctive style of each of the state's racial and ethnic groups. Includes photographs, maps, and drawings.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jordan-Bychkov, Terry G., 1938-2003.
Texas graveyards.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1982
(OCoLC)891419718
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry G Jordan-Bychkov
ISBN: 0292780443 9780292780446 9780292780705 0292780702
OCLC Number: 7795367
Description: 147 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: The Truth about Cemeteries --
The Southern Folk Cemetery in Texas --
Traditional Southern Grave Markers --
The Mexican Graveyard in Texas --
The Texas German Graveyard --
A Legacy Squandered?
Series Title: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation series, no. 13.
Responsibility: by Terry G. Jordan.

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Marks the distinct ethnic and racial traditions in burial practices but also preserves a Texas legacy endangered by changing customs, rural depopulation, vandalism, and the erosion of time.  Read more...

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"...Jordan's wonderful Texas Graveyards is a tour of Texas history in quite a unique way.... the book is a genuine masterpiece." * El Paso Times * "...throw away your inhibitions, forget the ghost Read more...

 
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