Mexican-American Folklore

By: John O. West

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Mexican-Americans of today are richly nourished by the folkways of three cultures-Indian, Spanish, and Mexican. This comprehensive look at the Mexican-American world includes proverbs, riddles, and folksongs; folk narrative, from Pancho Villa to urban ghosts, saints to revolutionaries; customs, from household shrines to irrigation rituals to charreadas or Mexican-style rodeos; children's games, home remedies, folk foods, crafts, dress, and more. Mexican-American Folklore draws its material from the entire American Southwest and from previous generations as well as from contemporary adaptations of customs to modern life.

About Author
JOHN O. WEST is also the author of Cowboy Folk Humor.

Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Assn.
"A compendium of the folk wisdom of Mexican-American culture." —Booklist

"West's book is packed with information of all kinds; surprising scope and depth." —Books of the Southwest

"A first-rate book that does justice to an endlessly fascinating subject." —El Paso Herald-Post

"Dr. West has written a classic, a book that will serve as a valuable reference tool for years to come." —PASSWORD, El Paso County Historical Society

"Filled with entertaining and enlightening information." —San Antonio Express-News

"John West has produced an outstanding study of Mexican-American folklore, [filled with] hundreds of fascinating [details]." —The Bloomsbury Review

Title: Mexican-American Folklore

Author: John O. West

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $17.95

Categories: Mexico-Mexican,

Publisher: August House, Inc.:

ISBN Number: 0-87483-059-1

ISBN Number 13: 9780874830590

Binding: paperback

Book Details: paperback, August House, Inc.

Seller ID: 830591