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By Linda S Watts

Comprises over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and machine lore, Pecos invoice, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, greater than 500 articles highlight folks literature, tune, and crafts; activities and vacation trips; tall stories and mythical figures; genres and types; scholarly techniques and theories; areas and ethnic teams; performers and creditors; writers and students; spiritual ideals and practices. The alphabetically prepared entries range from concise definitions to distinctive surveys, each one followed through a quick, updated bibliography. specific good points *More than 2000 individuals *Over 500 articles highlight folks literature, tune, crafts, and extra *Alphabetically prepared *Entries observed through updated bibliographies *Edited by means of America's best-known folklore authority

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Along the eastern Adirondacks that border Lake Champlain, 19th-century eyewitness reports, publicized by local tourist interests, provide a historical setting for Lake Champlain monster sightings, a tradition that continues to intrigue tourists and local citizens. Other popularizers have sought to create belief in a Bigfoot-like creature living in the remote recesses of the Adirondacks. Ethnic humor about the perceived idiosyncracies of French Canadians are commonly told by Adirondack folk. “Canucks” worked in the woods, and their difficulties with the language and the local customs of the dominant Anglo American culture provided situations for local humor and dialect tales.

Lore of an Adirondack County. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Thomas, Howard. 1962. Folklore from the Adirondack Foothills. : Prospect Books. Thompson, Harold W. [1939] 1962. Body, Boots, and Britches: Folktales, Ballads, and Speech from Country New York. New York: Dover. Wessels, William L. 1961. Adirondack Profiles. Lake George, NY: Adirondack Resorts Press. White, William Chapman. 1967. Adirondack Country. New York: Alfred Knopf. American folklore 12 African Americans Known as American Negroes in 1888 when the American Folklore Society (AFS) identified those American ethnic groups whose unique cultural traditions should be documented and preserved.

1990. Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press. Ferris, William. 1983. Afro-American Folk Art and Crafts. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press. Fry, Gladys-Marie. 1975. Night Riders in Black Folk History. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. A-Z 17 ——. 1990. Stitched from the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Antebellum South. New York: Dutton Studio Books. Hughes, Langston, and Arna Bontemps, eds. 1958. The Book of Negro Folklore. New York: Dodd, Mead. Jones, Bessie, and Bess Lomax Hawes.

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