"It's Now We Crossed Pease River”: Themes of Voyage and Return in Texas Folk Songs

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Abstract

Because the Great Plains have been portrayed as vast, wind tormented, desiccated, without succor of trees and nurturing meadows, and because they represent in American mythology the wide border between homelands and the dangerous frontier, the Plains have been the setting for many narratives of a heroic crossing over and return
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-82
JournalGreat Plains Quarterly
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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