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American Folklore: An Encyclop

Brunvand

Published March 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780815307518
Hardcover
812 pages
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 About the Book 

Contains over 500 articlesRanging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts- sports and holidays- tall tales and legendary figures- genres and forms- scholarly approaches and theories- regions and ethnic groups- performers and collectors- writers and scholars- religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography.Special features*More than 2000 contributors*Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more*Alphabetically arranged*Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies*Edited by Americas best-known folklore authority