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Always for the underdog; Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War.

9781574412888

Always for the underdog; Leather Britches Smith and the Grabow War.

LeJeune, Keagan.

Univ. of North Texas Press

2010

220 pages

$29.95

Hardcover

Texas Folklore Society extra book; no.23

F375

LeJeune (English and folklore, McNeese State U.) presents this fascinating look into early twentieth century eastern Texas via the outlaw Leather Britches Smith. The Louisiana Purchase transformed this region into a dangerous frontier land which cultivated resilient communities and vivid folklore. LeJeune draws from news articles and court records in conjunction with local folklore to create a multidimensional account of the legend of Leather Britches and this unique region.

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