By Linda S Watts
Comprises over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and desktop lore, Pecos invoice, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, greater than 500 articles highlight folks literature, song, and crafts; activities and vacations; tall stories and mythical figures; genres and kinds; scholarly techniques and theories; areas and ethnic teams; performers and creditors; writers and students; spiritual ideals and practices. The alphabetically prepared entries differ from concise definitions to distinctive surveys, each one observed by way of a short, up to date bibliography. specific positive aspects *More than 2000 individuals *Over 500 articles highlight people literature, tune, crafts, and extra *Alphabetically prepared *Entries observed via up to date bibliographies *Edited by means of America's best-known folklore authority
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Additional resources for American Folklore: An Encyclopedia
American Negro Folktales. New York: Fawcett World Library. Dundes, Alan, ed. 1990. Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press. Ferris, William. 1983. Afro-American Folk Art and Crafts. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press. Fry, Gladys-Marie. 1975. Night Riders in Black Folk History. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. A-Z 17 ——. 1990. Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South. New York: Dutton Studio Books. Hughes, Langston, and Arna Bontemps, eds.
1983. Afro-American Folk Art and Crafts. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press. Fry, Gladys-Marie. 1975. Night Riders in Black Folk History. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. A-Z 17 ——. 1990. Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South. New York: Dutton Studio Books. Hughes, Langston, and Arna Bontemps, eds. 1958. The Book of Negro Folklore. New York: Dodd, Mead. Jones, Bessie, and Bess Lomax Hawes. 1972. Step It Down: Games, Plays, Songs and Stories from the Afro-American Heritage.
Of course, several centuries of mixing between the various ethnic groups of the United States meant that a wide range of skin tones, facial features, and body types were evident in this population. By the 1980s, many began to prefer a designation that specified the country of origin. Since then, “African American” has been the preferred label. The founders of the American Folklore Society connected Negro folklore with the institution of slavery. They rationalized that efforts to collect Negro folklore must be undertaken before all of those who had experienced slavery died.
American Folklore: An Encyclopedia by Linda S Watts