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With His Pistol in His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero

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Gregorio Cortez Lira, a ranchhand of Mexican parentage, was virtually unknown until one summer day in 1901 when he and a Texas sheriff, pistols in hand, blazed away at each other after a misunderstanding. The sheriff was killed and Gregorio fled immediately, realizing that in practice there was one law for Anglo-Texans, another for Texas-Mexicans. The chase, capture, and imprisonment of Cortez are high drama that cannot easily be forgotten. Even today, in the cantinas along both sides of the Rio Grande, Mexicans sing the praises of the great "sheriff-killer" in the ballad which they call "El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez." Amé rico Paredes tells the story of Cortez, the man and the legend, in vivid, fascinating detail in "With His Pistol in His Hand," which also presents a unique study of a ballad in the making. Deftly woven into the story are interpretations of the Border country, its history, its people, and their folkways.

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Gregorio Cortez Lira, a ranchhand of Mexican parentage, was virtually unknown until one summer day in 1901 when he and a Texas sheriff, pistols in hand, blazed away at each other after a misunderstanding. The sheriff was killed and Gregorio fled immediately, realizing that in practice there was one law for Anglo-Texans, another for Texas-Mexicans. The chase, capture, and imprisonment of Cortez are high drama that cannot easily be forgotten. Even today, in the cantinas along both sides of the Rio Grande, Mexicans sing the praises of the great sheriff-killer in the ballad which they call El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez.

Americo Paredes tells the story of Cortez, the man and the legend, in vivid, fascinating detail in With His Pistol in His Hand, which also presents a unique study of a ballad in the making. Deftly woven into the story are interpretations of the Border country, its history, its people, and their folkways.

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ISBN:
9780292701281
Author:
Parades, Americo
Author:
Paredes, Americo
Author:
Parades, Americo
Author:
Paredes, Am Xe9 Rico
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Cortez, gregorio, 1875-1916
Subject:
Corrido de gregorio cortez, el (ballad)
Subject:
El corrido de Gregorio Cortez
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Corrido de Gregorio Cortez
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 251-258.
Series Volume:
bk. 5
Publication Date:
19700131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
8.95x5.84x.85 in. .91 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Gregorio Cortez Lira, a ranchhand of Mexican parentage, was virtually unknown until one summer day in 1901 when he and a Texas sheriff, pistols in hand, blazed away at each other after a misunderstanding. The sheriff was killed and Gregorio fled immediately, realizing that in practice there was one law for Anglo-Texans, another for Texas-Mexicans. The chase, capture, and imprisonment of Cortez are high drama that cannot easily be forgotten. Even today, in the cantinas along both sides of the Rio Grande, Mexicans sing the praises of the great sheriff-killer in the ballad which they call El Corrido de Gregorio Cortez.

Americo Paredes tells the story of Cortez, the man and the legend, in vivid, fascinating detail in With His Pistol in His Hand, which also presents a unique study of a ballad in the making. Deftly woven into the story are interpretations of the Border country, its history, its people, and their folkways.

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