African American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students, 1st Edition

  • Anand Prahlad
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  • ISBN-10: 1610699300
  • ISBN-13: 9781610699303
  • DDC: 398.2089
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 473 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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About

Overview

This book will be useful to general readers as well as students or researchers whose interests include African American culture and folklore or American culture. It offers insight into the histories of African American folklore motifs, their importance within African American groups, and their relevance to the evolution of American culture. The work also provides original materials, such as excerpts from folktales and folksongs, and a comprehensive compilation of sources for further research that includes bibliographical citations as well as lists of websites and cultural centers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Using the Encyclopedia.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Suggested Research Cluster.
1: Aerosol Art.
2: Africa.
3: Baad.
4: Bad Man, The.
5: Banjo.
6: Baptism.
7: Barbecue.
8: Barbershop, The.
9: Basket Weaving.
10: Biblical Characters.
11: Bitch.
12: Black Cat Bone.
13: Blacksmithing.
14: Blues.
15: Bottle Trees.
16: Break Dancing.
17: Briar Patch.
18: Caul.
19: Charms.
20: Cheerleading.
21: Chitterlings.
22: Christmas.
23: Church, The Black.
24: Congo Square.
25: Conjure.
26: Conversion Narratives.
27: Cool.
28: CP Time.
29: Crossroads, The.
30: Dance.
31: Devil, The.
32: Dicy, Aunt.
33: Double Dutch.
34: Dozens, The.
35: Drylongso.
36: Election Day.
37: Fables.
38: Family Reunions.
39: Festivals.
40: Field Hollers.
41: Field Negro/House Negro.
42: Film.
43: Flying Africans.
44: Folk Foods.
45: Folktales.
46: “Forty Acres and a Mule”.
47: Fox, Brer.
48: Fraternity Folkore.
49: Funerals.
50: Games, Folk.
51: Gay and Lesbian Folklore.
52: Gospel Music.
53: Grapevine, The.
54: Grave Decorations.
55: Gullah.
56: Gumbo.
57: Henry, John.
58: Herbalism.
59: Hip-Hop.
60: Ho.
61: Hoodoo.
62: Hush/Bush Harbors.
63: Instruments, Folk.
64: Jazz.
65: Jemima, Aunt.
66: Jim Crow.
67: Jivin'.
68: John the Conqueror, High.
69: Jokes.
70: Jook/Juke.
71: Jordan (River, Land).
72: Jump Rope Rhymes/Games.
73: Jumping the Broom.
74: Juneteenth.
75: Kwanzaa.
76: Lawman, The.
77: Laying on Hands.
78: Legends.
79: Magic Shops.
80: Mardi Gras.
81: Mojo.
82: Monkey, The Signifying.
83: Mother Wit.
84: Mythology.
85: Native American and African American Folklore.
86: Night Riders.
87: Nonverbal Communication.
88: Paper Bag Test.
89: Pimp, The.
90: Pinkster Celebrations.
91: Porch Sitters.
92: Pottery.
93: Praise Houses.
94: Prayer.
95: Preacher, The.
96: Preacher Tales.
97: Proverbs.
98: Quilting.
99: Rabbit, Brer.
100: Rap.
101: Remus, Uncle.
102: Ring Shout.
103: Rumors.
104: Sacred Steel Guitar.
105: Sass/Sassy.
106: Sermons.
107: Shout.
108: Signifying.
109: Singing and Praying Bands.
110: Slave Narratives.
111: Slide Guitar.
112: Sorority Folklore.
113: Soul.
114: Soul Food.
115: South, The.
116: Speech, Folk.
117: Spirituals.
118: Sports.
119: Stagolee.
120: Stepping.
121: Storytelling.
122: Testifying.
123: Titanic, The.
124: Toasts.
125: Tom, Uncle.
126: Tortoise.
127: Trains.
128: Trickster.
129: Visionary Artists.
130: Wakes.
131: Wood Carving.
132: Work Songs.
133: Yard Art.
134: Zydeco.
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Editor, Advisors, and Contributors.