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The Resource American folktales : from the collections of the Library of Congress, Carl Lindahl, editor ; foreword by Peggy A. Bulger

American folktales : from the collections of the Library of Congress, Carl Lindahl, editor ; foreword by Peggy A. Bulger

Label
American folktales : from the collections of the Library of Congress
Title
American folktales
Title remainder
from the collections of the Library of Congress
Statement of responsibility
Carl Lindahl, editor ; foreword by Peggy A. Bulger
Title variation
American folk tales
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: This two-volume collection of folktales represents some of the finest examples of American oral tradition. Drawn from the largest archive of American folk culture, The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the first-of-its-kind set includes magic tales, legends, jokes, tall tales, and personal narratives -- over 200 in all, many of which have never been previously transcribed or published. Eminent folklorist and award-winning author Carl Lindahl selected and transcribed over 200 recording sessions -- many from the 1920s and 1930s -- that span the twentieth century, including recent material drawn from the September 11th project. This varied collection is organized in chapters by storyteller, tale type, or region, representing diverse American cultures from Appalachia and the Midwest to Native American and Latino traditions. Each chapter begins by discussing the storytellers and their oral traditions, and then introduces and presents each tale, so that the collection is equally accessible to high school students, general readers, or scholars. Multiple indexes further aid in locating tales by motif and tale type, storyteller, and geographical origin
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.2/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR105.5
LC item number
.A44 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lindahl, Carl
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Folklife Center
  • Tales
  • Storytellers
Label
American folktales : from the collections of the Library of Congress, Carl Lindahl, editor ; foreword by Peggy A. Bulger
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Based on the collections of the American Folklife Center."
Bar code
  • 31223073640188
  • 31223073640170
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
V.1: Nation's most celebrated storytelling family: Hickses and the Harmons: Samuel Harmon -- Maud Long -- Ray Hicks -- Sara Cleveland: Irish American tales from Brant Lake, New York -- J.D. Suggs: Itinerant master -- Joshua Alley: Down-east tales from Jonesport, Maine -- Will "Gillie" Gilchrist: Tales of injustice in the urban South -- Jane Muncy Fugate: Healing tales for a mountain child and troubled adults -- V. 2: Nation's most celebrated folklore collectors: John A. and Alan Lomax: Out west with John A. Lomax -- Down in the delta with Alan Lomax -- In prison and at home with "Clear Rock" -- Aunt Molly Jackson: Playing, courting, witches, ghosts, and lies -- On the range with J. Frank Dobie -- Legendary America -- Tall tale America -- Jokes -- Passing it on: Stories for children -- Voicing the past: Tales tracing the paths of American history: Native American visions
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
2 v. (lxix, 729 p.)
Isbn
9780765680624
Isbn Type
(set : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003041557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 51330313
  • (OCoLC)51330313
Label
American folktales : from the collections of the Library of Congress, Carl Lindahl, editor ; foreword by Peggy A. Bulger
Publication
Note
"Based on the collections of the American Folklife Center."
Bar code
  • 31223073640188
  • 31223073640170
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
V.1: Nation's most celebrated storytelling family: Hickses and the Harmons: Samuel Harmon -- Maud Long -- Ray Hicks -- Sara Cleveland: Irish American tales from Brant Lake, New York -- J.D. Suggs: Itinerant master -- Joshua Alley: Down-east tales from Jonesport, Maine -- Will "Gillie" Gilchrist: Tales of injustice in the urban South -- Jane Muncy Fugate: Healing tales for a mountain child and troubled adults -- V. 2: Nation's most celebrated folklore collectors: John A. and Alan Lomax: Out west with John A. Lomax -- Down in the delta with Alan Lomax -- In prison and at home with "Clear Rock" -- Aunt Molly Jackson: Playing, courting, witches, ghosts, and lies -- On the range with J. Frank Dobie -- Legendary America -- Tall tale America -- Jokes -- Passing it on: Stories for children -- Voicing the past: Tales tracing the paths of American history: Native American visions
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
2 v. (lxix, 729 p.)
Isbn
9780765680624
Isbn Type
(set : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003041557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 51330313
  • (OCoLC)51330313

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