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Interview with Nathaniel Youngblood, Willie Brown, Sr., Johnny Robinson, Troy Robinson, and K.J. Oliver

A 200 minute wide ranging interview with five Coastal Bend cowhands. Talk includes race relations, self sufficiency and handling change.

Date: June 21, 1990


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Interview with Tony Lott, Willie Brown, Sr., K. J. Oliver, E.J. Garza, Alice Mae Williams, and Evelyn Youngblood

A 156 wide ranging interview conducted by the Fort Worth Telegram newspaper with the cowhands who were featured in Louise O'Connor's book Cryin' for Daylight.

Date: July 21, 1998


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Interview with K. J. Oliver

A 63 minute interview with K.J. Oliver, cowhand on the Coastal Bend ranches, talking about his days as a cowboy. K.J. is elderly and talks hesitantly.

Date: October 19, 2005


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Cryin' For Daylight: Ranching Culture in the Texas Coastal Bend

The Coastal Bend region of Texas embodies a rich and ethnically diverse cattle ranching heritage. For the first volume in her continuing effort to document this 155 year old culture, Louise S. O'Connor interviewed and photographed scores of men and women who have lived and worked on the ranches of the Texas Gulf Coast.,

Date: 1989
Total Pages: 348

Milam's Revelation Cookbook: A Legacy of Food and Knowledge from the Black Culture of the Texas Coastal Bend

"I learned to cook through revelation and the five senses. I didn't have no cookbooks. I learned to cook down through time by seein', hearin', smellin', feelin'." ,

Date: 2006
Total Pages: 314

Tales From the San'tone River Bottom: A Cultural History: Origins (Vol. 1)

Historians generally tell only about history. Louise O'Connor has chosen to use a new approach, letting the people themselves tell their own story, in their own words through the new approach of oral history. Using transcriptions of those interviewed, she lets them tell their own tales. In using such an approach, she is giving the world a fifty-yard-line seat to the real drama which cannot be duplicated anywhere else.,

Date: November, 1998
Total Pages: 280

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