Texas Toys and Games, Issue 48

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Francis Edward Abernethy
Southern Methodist University Press, 1989 - Social Science - 253 pages
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Describes the Texas versions of traditional handmade folk toys and the rules for traditional folk games, and includes essays on their role in Texan social life

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Contents

Preface Vll Part One Folk Toys
1
Wheels
3
Kites and Other Flying Things
16
Floaters
30
Stilts and Stick Horses
39
Weapons
45
Dolls
60
Toy Box
78
Marbles
150
Tops and Knives
162
Rhythm Games
174
PlayParty Games and Songs
190
Part Three Essays on Toys and Games
215
Folk Toys in Texas by Lee Haile
217
Toys on the Frontier by Joyce Gibson Roach
220
Folk Games of Texas Children by Martha Hartzog
224

Playhouses Clubhouses and Tree Houses
90
Part Two Folk Games
101
Guessing and Gambling
105
Chasing and Capturing
115
Sticks and Stones
136
Childrens Games and Socialization in the Texas
229
Games and Recreation by F E Abernethy
236
Index of Contributors
245
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About the author (1989)

Francis Edward Abernethy is the executive secretary and editor of the Texas Folklore Society and Regents Professor EMeritus of English at Stephen F. Austin State University.

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