THE GREENWOOD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE A F

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of African American Folklore

Author : Anand Prahlad
ISBN : UCSC:32106018652757
Genre : Social Science
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African American culture draws upon a rich body of traditions from Africa, Latin America, and the South, and folklore is fundamental to the African American heritage. The first work of its kind, this definitive encyclopedia comprehensively overviews African American folklore. Included are roughly 700 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 100 expert contributors on such topics as folktales, music, art, foodways, spiritual beliefs, proverbs, and many other subjects. Entries cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia concludes with a bibliography of major works.
Category: Social Science

The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Folktales And Fairy Tales A F

Author : Donald Haase
ISBN : 0313334420
Genre : Fairy tales
File Size : 32.18 MB
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.
Category: Fairy tales

African American Folklore An Encyclopedia For Students

Author : Anand Prahlad
ISBN : 9781610699303
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 52.53 MB
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African American folklore dates back 240 years and has had a significant impact on American culture from the slavery period to the modern day. This encyclopedia provides accessible entries on key elements of this long history, including folklore originally derived from African cultures that have survived here and those that originated in the United States. • Offers the most comprehensive compilation of resources on African American folklore, in the forms of bibliographical citations, lists of websites, and lists of cultural centers • Demonstrates the importance of black folklore to the development of American culture • Contains a unique collection of entries on black folk traditions • Documents the historical, aesthetic influence of African culture on African American folklore
Category: Social Science

The Secret Life Of A Black Aspie

Author : Anand Prahlad
ISBN : 9781602233218
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Prahlad was born on a former plantation in Virginia in 1954. This memoir ... is his story ... Rooted in black folklore and cultural ambience, and offering new perspectives on autism and more, [his book intends to] inspire and delight readers and deepen our understanding of the marginal spaces of human existence"--Amazon.com.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fast Food And Junk Food An Encyclopedia Of What We Love To Eat 2 Volumes

Author : Andrew F. Smith
ISBN : 9780313393945
Genre : Reference
File Size : 21.57 MB
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This fascinating and revealing work examines the incredible power of junk food and fast food—how nostalgic we are about them, the influence of the companies that manufacture or sell them, and their alarming effect on our country's state of health. • More than 700 A–Z entries on fast food, comfort food, and junk food, ranging from breakfast cereals to burgers and fries to snack chips and candy • A chronology of the significant events in the history of junk food and fast food • A bibliography containing more than 200 entries with citations to books, articles, and websites • A glossary of important terms used in the encyclopedia • A Resource Guide containing important DVDs, films and videos, and television series
Category: Reference

A Museum Of Early American Tools

Author : Eric Sloane
ISBN : 9780486463032
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 73.95 MB
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This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.
Category: House & Home

Encyclopedia Of Giants And Humanoids In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9781476623382
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87.51 MB
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Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yokai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Spirits And Ghosts In World Mythology

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9781476623399
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 61.10 MB
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Of all the anomalous phenomenon reported, ghost sightings are by far the most common. The words "ghost" and "spirit" are used interchangeably in American English but in other cultures the lingering souls of the departed are not to be confused with ancestral spirits, demonic spirits, numens oråÊpoltergeists. This encyclopedia lists hundreds of entities of the spirit realm--from aatxe to zuzeca--from world mythology and folklore.
Category: Social Science