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Author Hernández-Ehrisman, Laura, 1972-

Title Inventing the fiesta city : heritage and carnival in San Antonio / Laura Hernández-Ehrisman
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 238 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Introduction : San Antonio's pedestrian rhetoric -- Battle of flowers : women and San Antonio's public culture, 1891-1900 -- The Order of the Alamo : heritage and Spring Carnival, 1900-27 -- Night in old San Antonio : the San Antonio Conservation Society, 1924-48 -- Juan Q. Public : Reynolds Andricks and the Fiesta San Jacinto Association, 1950-70 -- Rey Feo and the politics of inclusion, 1970-2000 -- Fiesta rowdiness : la Semana de Carnaval
Summary The story of how the multicultural identity of San Antonio, Texas, has been shaped and polished through its annual fiesta since the late nineteenth century
Notes "Published in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-232) and index
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Subject Fiesta San Antonio (San Antonio, Tex.)
Festivals -- Texas -- San Antonio.
San Antonio (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
Author William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies.
ISBN 0826343120 (electronic bk.)
9780826343123 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)