American Folklore

American Folklore

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Contains over 500 articles Ranging 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 America's best-known folklore authorityFishermen sometimes encounter the tiny catfish called the tadpole madtom or a€œ polliwoga€ (Noturus gyrinus) whose dorsal spine ... The spoonbill, paddlefish, or spooney (Polyodon spathula) are no relation to the catfish family, but they count as a catfish in the ... McClanea#39;s Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North America.

Title:American Folklore
Author:Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-05-24


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