From Native Americans to Basques, from the art colonies of Taos to Texas blues musicians, and from Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona, to early sod houses in Texas, this is the first in-depth reference source to Southwest regional culture and history.
Foreword by William Ferris Preface Introduction by Mark Busby Architecture by Maggie Valentine Art by Holle Humphries Ecology and Environment by Benjamin Johnson Ethnicity by Ruben G. Mendoza and David L. Shaul Fashion by Brenda Brandt Film and Theater by Mark Busby Folklore by J. Rhett Rushing Food by Jay Cox Hayward Language by Carol Lea Clark Literature by Cory Lock Music by Richard Holland Religion by Jeremy Bonner Sports and Recreation by Margaret Dwyer Timeline Notes Bibliography Index About the Editor and Contributors
MARK BUSBY is Director of the Southwest Regional Humanities Center and Professor of English at Texas State University, San Marcos.
"This set provides a comprehensive view of America's regional history and culture.... This encyclopedia set provides a resource that is compatible with regional studies curricula. Highly recommended. All levels." - Choice, June 2005 "Exploring both history and culture, this resource offers a comprehensive view of our nation's diverse regions.... The narratives focus on distinctive U.S. regions, with subjects ranging from architecture, art, and ecology to fashion, folklore, food, language, literature, music, religion, and sports.... With interest in regionalism on the rise owing to increased literary and American studies programs, students conducting research on regional identities and cultural distinctiveness will be well served by the depth of coverage this set provides. Classroom teachers and library media specialists could also utilize it in their own research. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries." - Library Journal, March 15, 2005 "This reference set will be a great source for students in grade seven and up, especially for schools and public libraries where states and cultural heritage assignments are frequent and curriculum support is needed." - VOYA, June 2005"