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America"s folklorist

America"s folklorist

Benjamin A. Botkin and American culture

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Botkin, Benjamin Albert, -- 1901-1975,
  • Folklorists -- United States -- Biography,
  • Folklore -- United States,
  • United States -- Social life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Lawrence Rodgers and Jerrold Hirsch.
    GenreBiography
    ContributionsRodgers, Lawrence R. 1960-, Hirsch, Jerrold, 1948-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGR55.B65 A44 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23972074M
    ISBN 109780806141114
    LC Control Number2009048983
    OCLC/WorldCa473121598

    Great American Folklore. Legends, Tales, Ballads, and Superstitions from all Across America by Kemp P. (ed) Battle and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   This is a true treasury of AMERICAN FOLKLORE. The book is described in the FOREWORD by Carl Sandburg as an encyclopedia of the folklore of America. It contains stories and songs (with words & music) - those favorite sotoes we love to tell everywhere all of the time.5/5(3).

    Brer Rabbit, trickster figure originating in African folklore and transmitted by African slaves to the New World, where it acquired attributes of similar native American tricksters (see trickster tale); Brer, or Brother, Rabbit was popularized in the United States in the stories of Joel Chandler Harris (–). The character’s adventures embody an idea considered to be a universal. Folklore Definitions. What is Folklore? The term folklore is generally used to refer to the traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people which have beem disseminated in an informal manner -- usually via word of mouth, although in modern times the Internet has become a pivotal source for folklore. The term folklore may also be.

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