Black rock : mining folklore of the Pennsylvania Dutch / George Korson.


1st ed.. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Press, [1960] .

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Subjects Folklore -- Pennsylvania.
Folklore.
Miners -- Folklore.
Miners.
Pennsylvania.
Series Pennsylvania-German Society. Proceedings and addresses ; v. 59.
Description xi, 453 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date [1960]
©1960
Notes "Folk songs and ballads": pages 348-402.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Philip Ginder, folk hero -- Breaking into Philadelphia -- Over the Blue Mountain -- Pottsville as a frontier town -- When anthracite made steel -- The world's largest canal system -- Cradle of American railroading -- The Swatara country -- Monopoly takes over -- Miners' bread -- Shanties and possession houses -- Miners' trails and trains -- Folk speech, the Dutch dialect -- Courtship and marriage customs -- Folk medicine -- Religious lore -- Spooks, spoofs, and the Devil -- Lore of breaker boys and mule drivers -- Legends and traditions -- Folk songs and ballads.
Genre Folklore.
Geographic Area Pennsylvania
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7726522
(OCoLC)ocm07726522
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WorldCat Identities Korson, George Gershon, 1899-1967.
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