American Regional Folklore: A Sourcebook and Research Guide

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9781576076200: American Regional Folklore: A Sourcebook and Research Guide

An easy-to-use guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and a selective annotated bibliography.


· Fully annotated bibliographies on the folklore of each of eight regions of the United States

· Engaging overview essays by folklore scholars introduce each of the U.S. regions covered

· A list of literary authors who incorporate folklore themes in their writings, together with a brief list of some of their major works

· A list of folklore-related museums, with addresses and phone numbers, a list of folklore journals, and, when possible, a list of websites

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Tales, songs, superstitions, beliefs, rituals, crafts, and customs: these aspects of folklore are common to almost every region of the United States, from California to New York, and from the redwood forests to the Gulf of Mexico. But how do students, scholars, and enthusiasts carry out research into local folklore? American Regional Folklore provides the answers.

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Terry Ann Mood is professor emeritus at the University of Colorado, Denver, CO.

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