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Mother wit from the laughing barrel; readings in the interpretation of Afro-American folklore.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1972] .
ISBN 9780136030195, 013603019X

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
GR 103 .D86 1973 Available Request
Mullen Library stacks
GR103.D84 M8 Available Request
Van Ness stacks
GR 103 .D86 1973 Available Request
George Mason
Fenwick stacks
GR103.D86 M6 Available Request
Fenwick stacks
GR103.D86 M6 Available Request
Founders Library stacks
GR103 .D86 1973 Available Request
Subjects African Americans -- Folklore.
African Americans.
Folklore -- United States.
United States.
Description xiv, 673 pages 24 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents High John de conquer / Z.N. Hurston -- Negro humor : John and Old Master / H. Oster -- Steel drivin' man / L.R. Harris -- Career of "John Henry" / R.M. Dorson -- Ba-ad Nigger / H.C. Brearley -- Ghostly legend of the Ku-Klux Klan / H.G. McWhiney and F.B. Simkins -- Caddy Buffers : legends of a middle-class Negro family in Philadelphia / K.L. Morgan -- Frontiers of humor : American vernacular dance / Marshall and Jean Stearns -- Humor as a technique in race conflict / J.H. Burma -- Jokes among southern Negroes : the revelation of conflict / A.J. Prange, Jr. and M.M. Vitols -- Jokes Negroes tell on themselves / L. Hughes -- Genital superiority in Oakland Negro folklore a theme / N.A. Eddington -- Jokes and black consciousness : a collections with interviews / P. Cross -- Suggestions for further reading in American Negro folklore.
I can peep through muddy water and spy dry land : boasts in the blues / Mimi Clar Melnick -- The dozens : dialectic of insult / J. Dollard -- Playing the dozens / R.D. Abrahams -- Signifying / C. Mitchell-Kernan -- Toasts / W. Labov, P. Cohen, C. Robins, and J. Lewis -- Meet "Mr. Franklin" : an example of usage / Nathan & Joanne Kantrowitz -- Street Smarts / H. Rap Brown -- Conjuring & conjure-doctors / L. Herron & A.M. Bacon -- Superstitions & folklore of the south / C.W. Chesnutt -- Braziel Robinson possessed of two spirits / R. Steiner -- Mojo / Ruth Bass -- Little man / R. Bass -- Human hand threat / A.P. Randolph -- Contemporary patterns of malign occultism among Negroes in North Carolina / Norman E. Witten -- Symbiosis : case of Hoodoo & the numbers racket / G.J. McCall -- Romance of the Negro folk cry in America / W.L. James -- Negro "Shouts" from Georgia / R.W. Gordon -- Social implications of the Negro spiritual / J. Lovell -- Follow the drinking gourd / H.B. Parks -- I got the blues / A. Lomax -- Protest and irony in Negro folksong / R. Ames -- Social influences on jazz style : Chicago, 1920-30 / C. Hansen -- Acculturation of the delta Negro / S.C. Adams --Uncle Remus and the malevolent rabbit / B. Wolfe.
Problems confronting the investigator of Gullah / Lorenzo D. Turner -- Americanisms that may once have been africanisms / David Dalby -- Designations for colored folk / H.L. Mencken -- Names of American Negro slaves -- On the grammer of Afro-American naming practices / J.L. Dillard -- Black ulysses in camp / Howard W. Odum -- Dialogues of the old and the new porter / A. Philip Randolph -- Technique of jive / Dan Burley -- Story in Harlem slang / Zora Neale Hurston -- Language of soul / Claude Brown -- Hidden language : ghetto children know what they're talking about / John M. Brewer -- Old-time Negro proverbs / J. Mason Brewer -- Old-time courtship conversation / Frank D. Banks and Portia Smiley -- Double meaning in the popular Negro blues / Guy B. Johnson.
Race pride and folklore / Newbell Niles Puckett -- As crinkly as yours / Eldridge Cleaver -- My people! my people! / Zora Neale Hurston -- Negro folk cult / Harold Preece -- Backgrounds of folklore in Negro literature / Sterling A. Brown -- Negro writer in America : an exchange : Folk tradition / Stanley Edgar Hyman ; Change the joke and slip the yoke / Ralph Ellison -- Negro-white spiritual / D.K. Wilgus -- African influence on the music of the Americas / Richard Alan Waterman -- Residual African elements in the blues / Janheinz Jahn -- Jazz choreology / Gertude P. Kurath and Nadia Chilkovsky -- African tales among the North American Indians / Alan Dundes.
Genre Folklore.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)540090
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Dundes, Alan,
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