American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference by Jan Harold Brunvand PDF

By Jan Harold Brunvand

ISBN-10: 0815333501

ISBN-13: 9780815333500

Includes over 500 articlesRanging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and machine lore, Pecos invoice, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, greater than 500 articles highlight folks literature, track, and crafts activities and vacation trips tall stories and mythical figures genres and kinds scholarly methods and theories areas and ethnic teams performers and creditors writers and students spiritual ideals and practices. The alphabetically prepared entries range from concise definitions to precise surveys, every one followed through a short, up to date bibliography.

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By the early 20th century, logging and several major forest fires had depleted the virgin forests, but many of the workers stayed behind, working in much smaller logging operations that harvested a second growth. Small communities scattered throughout the region developed chiefly in response to logging, although a few sprung up where there were small-scale iron- or lead-mining interests. The Lake Placid-Lake George-Lake Saranac region developed a skiing industry and has hosted the Winter Olympics on two occasions.

Lore of an Adirondack County. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Thomas, Howard. 1962. Folklore from the Adirondack Foothills. : Prospect Books. Thompson, Harold W. [1939] 1962. Body, Boots, and Britches: Folktales, Ballads, and Speech from Country New York. New York: Dover. Wessels, William L. 1961. Adirondack Profiles. Lake George, NY: Adirondack Resorts Press. White, William Chapman. 1967. Adirondack Country. New York: Alfred Knopf. American folklore 12 African Americans Known as American Negroes in 1888 when the American Folklore Society (AFS) identified those American ethnic groups whose unique cultural traditions should be documented and preserved.

American folklore 14 Few academic debates proved more resilient than the one over “survivals” in African American folklore. ” In the first decades of folklore research, it was widely assumed that Street musicians play an accordion and a washboard. Near New Iberia, Louisiana, about 1940. Photo Russell Lee. Library of Congress. the Middle Passage—the brutal interim spent aboard slave ships between Africa and the Americas—combined with the devastating impact of the seasoning years, had eradicated all traces of African culture from the psyches of slaves, rendering them cultural blank slates.

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