African American Folktales

African American Folktales

Stories From Black Traditions in the New World

Book - 1999
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Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of how the world was created and got to be the way it is to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers' reports and plantation journals, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean.

With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1999.
ISBN: 9780375705397
Branch Call Number: GR 111 .A47 A38 1999
Characteristics: xxii, 327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Abrahams, Roger D.
Alternative Title: African American folk tales


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