Boatright et al.'s
Folk Travelers: Ballads, Tales and Talk is now available as a free
e-book at the UNT Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History.
The title comes from J. Frank Dobie’s essay on “The Traveling Anecdote.”
Also included are Roy Bedichek on “Folklore in Natural History”; “The
Names of Western Wild Animals,” George D. Hendricks; “Bonny Barbara
Allen,” Joseph W. Hendren; “Aunt Cordie’s Ax and Other Motifs in Oil,”
Mody C. Boatright; “The Western Ballad and the Russian Ballada,” Robert
C. Stephenson; “The Love Tragedy in Texas-Mexican Balladry,” Americo
Paredes; “Emerson and the Language of the Folk,” John Q. Anderson;
“Tales of Neiman-Marcus,” James Howard; “The Devil in the Big Bend,”
Elton Miles, and others.