ERIC Number: ED089345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Southwest Heritage: A Literary History with Bibliographies.
Major, Mabel; Pearce, T. M.
This book describes the poetry and prose of the southwestern Indians, the narratives of the Spanish settlers and explorers, and the tall tales, ballads, poetry, and fiction of the Anglo-Americans. The book is divided into four parts: "Literature before the Anglo-American, to 1800," which examines the traditions and mythology of the southwestern Indians and the Spanish explorers as revealed in early literature; "Literature of Anglo-American Adventurers and Settlers, 1800-c. 1918," which analyzes the opening of the Southwest in the nineteenth century as revealed in the chronicles, travel books, ballads, and narratives of travelers and pioneers from the East; "Literature from c.1918-1948," which considers the more earnest documents, journals, letters in English and other languages, and state papers on the subject; and "Literature from 1948-1970," which discusses several methods of interpreting history as applied to the different genres of literature. Appended are two selected southwestern bibliographies, each designed for the general reader and the young reader. (RB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Area Studies, Bibliographies, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, English Instruction, Higher Education, Hispanic American Literature, Literary Criticism, Literary History, United States History, United States Literature
The University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 ($12.00 cloth, $4.95 paper)
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