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America in legend : folklore from the colonial period to the present / Richard M. Dorson.

[1st ed.].. New York : Pantheon Books, 1973.
ISBN 0394461401, 9780394461403

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Subjects Englischunterricht.
États-Unis -- Mœurs et coutumes.
Folklore -- États-Unis.
Folklore -- United States.
Manners and customs.
United States -- Social life and customs.
United States.
Description xvi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Copyright Date 1973.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-327).
Summary A look at our nation's past and development through tales, humor and contemporary hero tales.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Foreword: identifying folklore -- Color plates -- Introduction: American life-styles and legends -- Colonial period: religious impulse -- Folklore of the religious era -- Providences -- Witchcraft -- Devil -- Judgments (Quaker view) -- Religious folklore motifs -- Early national period: democratic impulse -- Folk heroes of the democratic era -- Davy Crockett the backwoodsman -- Mike Find the keelboatman -- Sam Patch the mill hand -- Mose the bowery b'hoy -- Yankee Jonathan the countryman -- Later national period: economic impulse -- Folklore of economic occupations -- Cowboys: First cowboy folklorists -- Cowboy folktales about cowboys -- Cowboy code -- Lumberjacks: Lumberjack songs -- Lumberjack hero tales.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)677312
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Dorson, Richard M. 1916-1981.
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