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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
Subject
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
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Shea, Elena Zamora
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS3565.S543
LC item number
M47 2000eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tijerina, Andrés
  • Garza-Falcón, Leticia
Series statement
Rio Grande/Río Bravo
Series volume
no. 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spanish Americans
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Ethnic relations
  • Texas, South
  • FICTION
  • Ethnic relations
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers
  • Spanish Americans
  • South Texas
  • American Literature
  • English
  • Languages & Literatures
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages lxv-lxvi)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49569072
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxvi, 80 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585388991
Lccn
00041158
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49569072
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages lxv-lxvi)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49569072
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lxvi, 80 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585388991
Lccn
00041158
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)49569072
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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