New PDF release: American bypaths: essays in honor of E. Hudson Long

By Eugene Hudson Long, R. G. Collmer

ISBN-10: 0918954223

ISBN-13: 9780918954220

Covers a various variety of pursuits in American literature.

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Those of Spanish-Mexican origin and ideals generally found these displaced Texans repulsive. Land attitudes, religion, and social mores were all at variance between the two extremes, while the Texan attitude against all things Indian has long been a subject for pen and tongue. These feelings rooted in history have transferred themselves into the literature of New Mexico, especially in the fiction of the state. New Mexico's "unofficial first lady," Erna Fergusson, set out the metes and bounds for the exploration of this literary development when she 7 Floyd F.

Page 9 beauty and pathos in the incident which it commemorates" (V, 482). With this freshened sense he proceeds the following day to Uttoxeter to find the exact spot where Johnson had stood. His disappointment begins almost immediately when he discovers that Michael Johnson's bookstall could not have stood in the marketplace close to the church as he had imagined it because the church is not in the marketplace. He decides that the bookstall could not be near the church but in the middle of the marketplace because "the picturesque arrangement and full impressiveness of the story absolutely require that Johnson shall not have done his penance in a corner, ever so little retired, but shall have been the very nucleus of the crowdthe midmost man of the marketplacea central image of Memory and Remorse, contrasting with, and overpowering the sultry materialism around him" (V, 134).

In 1841 the Texan Santa Fe Expedition attempted to exercise Texas' right to its New Mexico lands, and the New Mexicans were having none of it. They captured the Texans and locked them away safely in a Mexican jail and kept them for almost two years. In 1848 the Texas legislature organized Santa Fe County, Texas, and sent a judge to preside, but he was rebuffed. This land issue was settled finally by the Pearce Amendment to the Compromise of 1850, but it was another seventy years before the markers between the two states were all set.

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