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Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy

Texas Graveyards A Cultural Legacy Where poignantly than in a small country graveyard can a traveler fathom the flow of history and tradition During the past twenty years Terry G Jordan has traveled the back roads and hidden trails of

  • Title: Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy
  • Author: Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov
  • ISBN: 9780292780705
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback
  • Where poignantly than in a small country graveyard can a traveler fathom the flow of history and tradition During the past twenty years, Terry G Jordan has traveled the back roads and hidden trails of rural Texas in search of such cemeteries With camera in hand, he has visited than one thousand cemeteries created and maintained by the Anglo American, black, InWhere poignantly than in a small country graveyard can a traveler fathom the flow of history and tradition During the past twenty years, Terry G Jordan has traveled the back roads and hidden trails of rural Texas in search of such cemeteries With camera in hand, he has visited than one thousand cemeteries created and maintained by the Anglo American, black, Indian, Mexican, and German settlers of Texas His discoveries of sculptured stones and mounds, hex signs and epitaphs, intricate landscapes and unusual decorations represent a previously unstudied and unappreciated wealth of Texas folk art and tradition Texas Graveyards not only 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.

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    1 thought on “Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy

    1. Extremely interesting from an academic/anthropological point of view. My biggest "complaint" is that it was not longer.My only other caveat is that I questioned the researcher's belaboring of the use of shells as decoration in German-Texas cemeteries. While I will be the first to admit that he no doubt knows far more about this than I do, it seemed that he was grasping at straws in an effort to connect shell ornamentation to some ancient Old World tradition (which he noted did not exist in Germa [...]

    2. Although this book focuses on folk art rather than statuary, although it’s only illustrated in black-and-white on non-glossy pages and its two-column layout—followed by pages of footnotes -- seems intimidating and overly academic -- this is the most fascinating cemetery book I’ve come across in a long time.Chock-full of interesting tidbits, Texas Graveyards ties the burial practices of underclass Texans into a web of African, pre-Christian European, and Native American traditions. Texans, [...]

    3. I have been paying attention to Texas cemeteries since the early 80s which is around the time this book was written. This isn't exactly what I was looking for but it was still interesting. The author is coming from a scholarly cultural geography perspective. He studied cemetery layout and handmade grave markers (materials, craftsmanship, decoration, epitaphs) across various religions and ethnic groups represented in rural folk cemeteries. Highlighted are Mexican, German, and what he terms "South [...]

    4. Interesting subject. Second reading after much time has passed. I do think some of the author's conclusions are too hastily drawn. Overall I enjoyed it.

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