Afro-American folklore collections. by Wayne State University. Folklore Archive.

Cover of: Afro-American folklore collections. | Wayne State University. Folklore Archive.

Published by Wayne State University Folklore Archive in [Detroit] .

Written in English

Read online


  • Wayne State University. Folklore Archive -- Catalogs.,
  • African Americans -- Folklore -- Bibliography.

Edition Notes

Cover title.

Book details

SeriesAnnotated holdings list - Wayne State University Folklore Archive ; no. 1
LC ClassificationsZ5984.U6 W39 1977, GR103 W39 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. ;
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4068641M
LC Control Number79622034

Download Afro-American folklore collections.

This book is one of the foundations of African-American folklore collections in the United States. Essentially, Miss Christensen was a White Northerner who recorded the tales of African-American ex-slaves and Gullah speakers in South Carolina's St.

Helena Island in the s/5(2). A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs, Religious Beliefs, Customs, Sayings and Humor of Peoples of African American Descent in the Americas by Harold Courlanderis is a much loved, often used book and cited text in my personal library--it is bound to be the same for anyone Cited by:   A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore is a must-read for anyone interested in this exciting aspect of America's cultural history.

Illustrated with photographs and drawings throughout, this classic collection is now beautifully repackaged. "This is the most important collection of Afro-American folklore compiled."—Ralph EllisonCited by:   This is a wonderful and diverse collection of folktales drawn from throughout the African diaspora.

Despite being the work of a professional ethnologist-folklorist (i.e., the Aarne-Thompson category numbers are included in the annotation), the stories are presented clearly and unadorned with unnecessary scholarly adumbration/5.

In A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore, editor Harold Courlander brings together an extensive and unique collection of tales, recollections, epics, traditions, beliefs, myths, historical chronicles, and songs from the numerous Negro cultures of the New World/5.

make offer - negro dialect recitations-jokes-humor-folklore - 4 books,Salesman Sample, Progress and Achievement of the Colored People African-American $ Following A Treasury of African Folklore (), this is a similar patchwork of materials from—the book's chief distinction—the Caribbean and parts of South America as well as the United States.

Where stories, songs or sayings were collected, they are represented; some are early, some relatively late. Eyewitness reports of customs and traditions are also excerpted irrespective of.

Posts about African folklore written by abookofcreatures. Variations: Lokwata, Luquata; Balukwata (pl.) Victoria Nyanza is home to the Lukwata.

The deeds and misdeeds of this great sea-serpent are told on both sides of the lake, from Uganda to the Kavirondo (Winam) Gulf in Kenya.

ISBN: X X OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Race pride & 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. In introductory chapters, literature scholar Gates (Life Upon These Shores) reviews the sometimes disputatious history of collecting African-American folklore, while folklorist Tatar (The Annotated Brothers Grimm) clarifies the organizing principle behind the book’s arrangement of stories, which go Afro-American folklore collections.

book continental-African tales to African 5/5(1). ROGER D. ABRAHAMS () was the Hum Rosen Professor of Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, president of the American Folklore Society, and the author of many books, monographs, and articles on African American, Creole, Caribbean, and.

A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs, Religious Beliefs, Customs, Sayings and Humor of Peoples of African Descent in the Americas by Harold Courlander and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at : A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore: The Oral Literature, Traditions, Recollections, Legends, Tales, Songs, Religious Beliefs, Customs, Sayings and Humor of Peoples of African Descent in the Americas () by Courlander, Harold and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(49).

African-American folklore, like the folklore of any other people, is a tradition that is community based. Folklore expresses the sensibilities and feelings of a group rather than those of any one individual.

Communities use folk traditions to maintain a connection to the past even as a community evolves and changes over time. Strange ways and sweet dreams: Afro-American folklore from the Hampton Institute / edited by Donald J.

Waters. The diversity of the collection means that the reader is all the time finding out and learning more and more about different cultures and traditions. I would recommend this book very highly to all school teachers as it is an excellent read and it provides a wealth of knowledge about the Afro-American peoples.4/5(2).

Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, – July 3, ) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories.

Born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years, Harris spent most of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta : December 9,Eatonton, Georgia.

PUBLISHING: WHEN BOOK IS RULED OUT BY LIBRARY edited by B.A. Botkin and ''A Treasury of Afro-American Folklore'' by Harold Courlander. a good addition to collections needing more black. This is the book I had been planning to write for the past fifteen years, it was inevitable that if I kept procrastinating, someone would more expeditiously respond to the obvious void.

Finally H. Nigel Thomas has provided the kind of exploration and explication of the use, influence, and impact of Black folklore on literature that I perceived was so much : Daryl Cumber Dance. A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.

Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts. The Negro and His Folklore in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals.

(Austin: Published for the American Folklore Society by the University of Texas Press, ). _____. Wake Up, Dead Man: Afro-American Worksongs from Texas Prisons.

(Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, ). Johnson, Alfred "Snuff." Black Cowboy Blues and Church Songs [sound.

Get this from a library. African-American folktales for young readers: including favorite stories from African and African-American storytellers. [Richard Young; Judy Dockrey Young;] -- A collection of folktales from the African-American oral tradition, presented as they have been told by professional black storytellers from Rhode Island to Oklahoma.

For decades, African-American folklore failed to capture mainstream attention and remained in a perpetually precarious position, always on the verge of being lost.

Gates and Ms. Tatar wanted Author: Lovia Gyarkye. Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections is a multiformat ethnographic field collection documenting African-American, Arabic, Bahamian, British-American, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Minorcan, Seminole, and Slavic cultures throughout Florida.

Features folksongs and folktales in. The Mitchell Collection is a Black History timeline of artifacts from leaders, writers, inventors, activists, and athletes.

Topics: Slavery, Abolition, Civil War. A treasury of Afro-American folklore: the oral literature, traditions, recollections, legends, tales, songs, religious beliefs, customs, sayings, and humor of peoples of African descent in the Americas Item PreviewPages: nineteen collections of Black American folklore now in print, I noted that only three of them are by Black authors (Hughes and Bontemps, Book of Negro Folklore [Dodd, Mead, ], Brewer, American Negro Folklore [Quadrangle, (original-ly published in ) ], and Julius Lester's Black Folktales [Grove, ]).

The Anthology of American Folk Music, edited by Harry Smith (–), is one of the most influential releases in the history of recorded ally issued by Folkways Records inthe Anthology brought virtually unknown parts of America's musical landscape recorded in the late s and early s to the public's attention.

For more than half a century, the. A treasury of African folklore: the oral literature, traditions, myths, legends, epics, tales, recollections, wisdom, sayings, and humor of AfricaPages: Alan Dundes, ed., Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore, Lawrence W.

Levine, Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom, Black memorabilia, sometimes called Black Americana, describes objects and ephemera relating to African American and Afro-European history.

Most of this material was produced from the 18th through the 20th centuries. Frequently, these household items reflect racist ideas about black people through offensive and dehumanizing caricatures. However. Texas Folk Songs (Book) Collection of musical scores, including Anglo-American love songs, ballads, comic songs, spirituals and party songs, as well as Afro-American spirituals and secular songs.

The index begins on page Cited by: 3. secondary sources in Afro-American, African, and Caribbean literatures published in English during The entries are listed under the following categories: 1. Anthologies and Col-lections, a section which includes any book with a selection of works from more than two authors, as well as readers which.

WEST AFRICAN FOLK-TALES 6 looking tree, he began to climb. The heavy pot, hang-ing in front of him, made hi s ascent almost impossible. Again and again he tried to reach the top of the tree, where he intended to hang the pot.

There, he thought, Wisdom would indeed be beyond the reach of every one but himself. He was unable, however, to carry out.

10 African and African American Folktales for Children by Zanny LoveFebruary 1, America is a country rich in history and stories.

As a melting pot of cultures, our national literature comes from all over the world. One of the best ways to teach our children about other cultures is through books, and in honor of Black History Month, I have.

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. African American Folklore and Folkways ADAPTED FROM ESSAYS BY EDWARD PAVLIC, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN The African American folk tradition, like any folk tradition, is by nature communal, the creation and expression of a group rather than an individual.

Through their folk traditions, communities maintain connections with the past as they change over time, in. The Brothers Grimm and their celebrated collections of European folk tales and fairy tales, the first of which was published inare among the pioneers of folklorist work in Europe.featured in The Brownies’ Book, and refashioned Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore.

Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. The National Museum of African American History and Culture, like all other Smithsonian museums, hopes to benefit from donations of historical artifacts, archival documents, and works of art.

If you have an important item you believe the Museum should consider for its permanent collections, start by submitting our collections information form.

The Origins of Afro-American Fiction the subject, Bernard Bell argues that 'the Afro-American is a hy-brid narrative whose distinctive traditions and vitality are derived basically from the sedimented indigenous roots of black American folklore and literary genres of the western world.'^ In his patb-breaking study.

In recent years, several teaching collections, such as Gates and McKay and Smith and Joneshave been compiled with an understanding of the importance of sound and listening in the study of black vernacular tradition.

Dundes, Alan, ed. Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel: Readings in the Interpretation of Afro-American Folklore.OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE i By DARYL c. DANCE The author of what is considered by many the classic early collection of Black American folklore affirmed in the introduc­ tion to the edition of Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings that the Author: Daryl Cumber Dance.A Treasury of African Folklore The Oral Literature, Traditions, Myths, Legends, Epics, Tales, Recollections, Wisdom, Sayings, and Humor of Africa (Book): Courlander, Harold: In A Treasury of African Folklore, editor Harold Courlander brings together an extensive and unique collection of lore, recollections, epics, traditions, beliefs, historical chronicles, and poetry from widespread .

12772 views Wednesday, November 11, 2020