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The Resource American Negro folktales, Richard M. Dorson, (electronic resource)

American Negro folktales, Richard M. Dorson, (electronic resource)

Label
American Negro folktales
Title
American Negro folktales
Statement of responsibility
Richard M. Dorson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected during the mid-twentieth century, tell of talking animals, ghosts, devils, and saints. The first part of the book provides a setting for the fables, in which folklorist Richard M. Dorson discusses their origins and the artistry of storytellers. The second part consists of the tales, which include the adventures of Old Marster and John, supernatural episodes, and comical and satirical anecdotes as well as more realistic accounts of racial injustice. Recounted in the actual words of the narrators, the folktales abound in bold language, memorable imagery, and bittersweet humor that reflect the essence of African-American storytelling traditions
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CtWfDGI
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1916-1981
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Dorson, Richard M.
Dewey number
  • 398.2089/960730774
  • 398.2089/960730774
Index
no index present
LC call number
GR103
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Tales
  • Tales
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
American Negro folktales, Richard M. Dorson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1NzI3MjIx
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Publication
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unknown
Control code
frd00005853
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (384 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486805801
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486805801
  • (Sirsi) b1429632
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
American Negro folktales, Richard M. Dorson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTE1NzI3MjIx
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00005853
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (384 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486805801
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780486805801
  • (Sirsi) b1429632
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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