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


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

LeJeune, Keagan.

Univ. of North Texas Press


220 pages



Texas Folklore Society extra book; no.23


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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