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A treasury of Afro-American folklore

the oral literature, traditions, recollections, legends, tales, songs, religious beliefs, customs, sayings, and humor of peoples of African descent in the Americas

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Published by Marlowe in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African Americans -- Folklore

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAfro-American folklore
    Statementby Harold Courlander ; decorations by Enrico Arno.
    GenreFolklore.
    ContributionsCourlander, Harold, 1908-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGR103 .T73 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 618 p., [8] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages618
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL450610M
    ISBN 101569248117, 1569245010
    LC Control Number98164971

      A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore is a must-read for anyone interested in this exciting aspect of America’s cultural history. Illustrated with photographs and drawings throughout, this classic collection is now beautifully repackaged. “This is the most important collection of Afro-American folklore compiled.”(Ralph Ellison). A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs, Religious Beliefs, Customs, Sayings, and Humor of Peoples of African Descent in by Harold Courlander. Smithmark Pub. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the .

    See S. Thompson, The Folktale (); V. O. Binner, American Folktales () and International Folktales (); R. M. Dorson, America in Legend (); H. Courlander, A Treasury of African Folklore (), A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore (), and The Tiger's Whisker and Other Tales from Asia and the Pacific (); A. Clarkson and G. A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore by Harold Courlander (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.). On pages , Courlander discusses the origin of the John Henry epics and how they reflect the historical struggle of man and machine.

      Among his works were "A Treasury of African Folklore" (), "A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore" () and "The Tiger's Whisker and . "Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook: A Mouth-Watering Treasury of Afro-American Recipes by Pamela Strobel is back in print after 45 years thanks to the effortless work of the Lee Brothers. Princess Pamela's speakeasy-style restaurant in New York was the place to be serving regulars that included Andy Warhol to Diana Ross for thirty years.


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A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs/5(2). A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well.

Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America Cited by: Following A Treasury of African Folklore (), this is a similar patchwork of materials from—the book's chief distinction—the Caribbean and parts of South America as well as the United States.

Where stories, songs or sayings were collected, they are represented; some are early, some relatively late. Eyewitness reports of customs and traditions are also excerpted irrespective of.

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A treasury of Afro-American folklore: the oral literature, traditions, recollections, legends, tales, songs, religious beliefs, customs, sayings, and humor of peoples of African descent in the Americas. [Harold Courlander;] -- Highlights the diverse oral traditions of the African American cultures of the New World.

"A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore" perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. The Appendixes include a number of African stores and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America.

A treasury of African folklore: the oral literature, traditions, myths, legends, epics, tales, recollections, wisdom, sayings, and humor of AfricaPages: Harold Courlander (Septem – Ma ) was an American novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist and an expert in the study of Haitian life.

The author of 35 books and plays and numerous scholarly articles, Courlander specialized in the study of African, Caribbean, Afro-American, and Native American cultures.

He took a special interest in oral literature, cults, and Alma mater: University of Michigan. A Treasury of African-Americn Folklore by Harold Courlander A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.

Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. African-American folklore, like the folklore of any other people, is a tradition that is community based.

Folklore expresses the sensibilities and feelings of a group rather than those of any one individual. Communities use folk traditions to maintain a connection to the past even as a community evolves and changes over time.

A Treasury of African Folklore The Oral Literature, Traditions, Myths, Legends, Epics, Tales, Recollections, Wisdom, Sayings, and Humor of Africa (Book): Courlander, Harold: In A Treasury of African Folklore, editor Harold Courlander brings together an extensive and unique collection of lore, recollections, epics, traditions, beliefs, historical chronicles, and poetry from widespread.

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