The Resource African American folktales, edited by Thomas A. Green

African American folktales, edited by Thomas A. Green

Label
African American folktales
Title
African American folktales
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas A. Green
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"African American culture has a rich tradition of folktales. Written for students and general readers, this volume gathers a sampling of the most important African American folktales. Included are nearly 50 tales grouped in thematic chapters on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural. Each tale begins with an introductory headnote, and the book closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students learning about literature and language will gain a greater understanding of African American oral traditions, while social studies students will learn more about African American culture. African American culture has long been recognized for its richness and breadth. Central to that tradition is a large body of folklore, which continues to figure prominently in literature, film, and popular culture. Included are fictional tales, legends, myths, and personal experience narratives. These exemplify the vast diversity of African American culture and language."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
GR111.A47
LC item number
A37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Green, Thomas A.
Series statement
Stories from the American mosaic.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Tales
  • African Americans
  • Tales
  • Volkserzählung
  • United States
  • United States
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
African American folktales, edited by Thomas A. Green
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins. How Jackal became an outcast ; Terrapin's magic dipper and whip ; Why dogs always chase rabbits ; Why Frog has no tail ; Grandfather's escape to Free Haven ; The little finger -- Heroes, heroines, villains, and fools. Rabbit becomes king of the frogs to win a wealthy wife ; Rabbit and Tar Man at the well ; Compair Lapin and the little man of tar ; The pitch boy ; Red Feather ; Clever Jack ; Jean Sotte ; Jackskin ; The elephant and the whale ; John the Fool and John the Smart ; The champion ; The marriage of Compair Lapin ; Rabbit rides Wolf ; Brother Rabbit, Brother Booky, and Brother Crow ; Brother Rabbit and the bag of gold -- Society and conflict. Brother Fox and the foolish jay-bird ; Brother Rabbit brings Brother Fox back from the dead ; Dog and dog-head ; Compair Lapin and the earthworm ; SIs 'Coon shows Brother 'Coon who's the boss ; Owl and Blacksnake ; The son who sought his fortune ; The seventh son ; Mathew "Bones" Hooks, cowboy ; How the little boy went to heaven ; The water of life ; John divides the crops ; Railway chefs ; Brother Rabbit gets Brother Bear churched ; Human weakness ; Running hand ; The Irishmen and the moon ; The Irishman and the deer -- The supernatural. Possessed of two spirits ; Ridden by the night hag ; The hunter and the little red man ; The friendly demon ; Courted by the devil ; Married to a boar hog ; Wait til Emmet comes ; Jean Lavallette and the curse of the homme rouge ; The devil's bride escapes ; Aunt Harriet ; The stolen voice
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 176 pages
Isbn
9780313362958
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244416608
  • (OCoLC)ocn244416608
Label
African American folktales, edited by Thomas A. Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins. How Jackal became an outcast ; Terrapin's magic dipper and whip ; Why dogs always chase rabbits ; Why Frog has no tail ; Grandfather's escape to Free Haven ; The little finger -- Heroes, heroines, villains, and fools. Rabbit becomes king of the frogs to win a wealthy wife ; Rabbit and Tar Man at the well ; Compair Lapin and the little man of tar ; The pitch boy ; Red Feather ; Clever Jack ; Jean Sotte ; Jackskin ; The elephant and the whale ; John the Fool and John the Smart ; The champion ; The marriage of Compair Lapin ; Rabbit rides Wolf ; Brother Rabbit, Brother Booky, and Brother Crow ; Brother Rabbit and the bag of gold -- Society and conflict. Brother Fox and the foolish jay-bird ; Brother Rabbit brings Brother Fox back from the dead ; Dog and dog-head ; Compair Lapin and the earthworm ; SIs 'Coon shows Brother 'Coon who's the boss ; Owl and Blacksnake ; The son who sought his fortune ; The seventh son ; Mathew "Bones" Hooks, cowboy ; How the little boy went to heaven ; The water of life ; John divides the crops ; Railway chefs ; Brother Rabbit gets Brother Bear churched ; Human weakness ; Running hand ; The Irishmen and the moon ; The Irishman and the deer -- The supernatural. Possessed of two spirits ; Ridden by the night hag ; The hunter and the little red man ; The friendly demon ; Courted by the devil ; Married to a boar hog ; Wait til Emmet comes ; Jean Lavallette and the curse of the homme rouge ; The devil's bride escapes ; Aunt Harriet ; The stolen voice
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 176 pages
Isbn
9780313362958
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008037863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244416608
  • (OCoLC)ocn244416608

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