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The Resource African American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New World, selected and edited by Roger D. Abrahams

African American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New World, selected and edited by Roger D. Abrahams

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African American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New World
Title
African American folktales
Title remainder
stories from Black traditions in the New World
Statement of responsibility
selected and edited by Roger D. Abrahams
Title variation
African American folk tales
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Compiler
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the cane-fields of the ante-bellum south, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition (Choice). Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to stories explaining how the world was created and got to be the way it is, to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They includes stories set down in travelers' reports and plantation journals from the early nineteenth century, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean
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Afro-American folktales
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Abrahams, Roger D.
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Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library
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  • African Americans
  • Tales
  • Blacks
  • Tales
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Tales
  • Caribbean Area
  • United States
Label
African American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New World, selected and edited by Roger D. Abrahams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Afro-American folktales. ©1985
  • "Sources, annotations, and index of tales": p. 307-320
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-324)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Getting common sense
  • Black Jack and white Jack
  • Philanewyork
  • The barn is burning
  • Big-gut, big-head, stringy-leg
  • A chain of won'ts
  • Animal talk
  • A comic conversation
  • A smoking story
  • The things that talked
  • Endings
  • Hankering for a long tail
  • The devil's doing
  • The John Crows lose their hair
  • Tadpole loses his tail
  • The owl never sleeps at night
  • Why hens are afraid of owls
  • The gifts of dipper and cowhide
  • Buh Nansi scares Buh Lion
  • Testing the good Lord
  • Never seen his equal
  • Mr. Possum loves peace
  • Get back, get back
  • No justice on earth
  • Meeting the king of the world
  • Mr. Banamcoo gets dropped
  • The tug-of-war between elephant and whale
  • Tiger becomes a riding horse
  • The telltale pepper bush
  • Making the stone smoke
  • The latest song
  • The man makes and the woman takes
  • The signifying monkey
  • The singing bones
  • A boarhog for a husband
  • The woman who was a bird
  • My mother killed me, my father ate me
  • What makes Brer Wasp have a short patience
  • Between the fiddler and the dancer
  • Being greedy chokes Anansi
  • The doings and undoings of the Dogoshes
  • Spreading fingers for friendship
  • Bringing men and women together
  • Don't shoot me, Dyer, don't shoot me
  • Little eight John
  • The poor man and the snake
  • The little bird grows
  • Tricking all the kings
  • The feast on the mountain and the feast under the water
  • Hide anger until tomorrow
  • Buying two empty hands
  • Cutta cord-la
  • Brer Bear's grapevine
  • The fight over life
  • A foolish mother
  • Old granny grinny granny
  • You never know what trouble is until it finds you
  • He pays for the provisions
  • The cunning cockroach
  • Little boy-bear nurses the alligator children
  • The girl made of butter
  • Poppa stole the deacon's bull
  • The trouble with helping out
  • The rooster goes away in a huff
  • The wind and the water fighting
  • Why they name the stories for Anansi
  • Brother Rabbit takes a walk
  • The lion in the well
  • A License to steal
  • The race between toad and donkey
  • Crawling into the elephant's belly
  • A strange way to sleep
  • Goobers gone, rabbit gone
  • Assaulting all the senses
  • Brer Rabbit's riddle
  • The word the devil made up
  • The horned animals' party
  • Anansi plays dead
  • Anansi climbs the wall
  • Dancing to the river
  • Trouble coming down the road
  • No chicken tonight
  • Golden breasts, diamond navel, chain of gold
  • The flying contest
  • Loggerhead
  • Trying to get the goldstone
  • The knee-high man tries to get sizable
  • Stackolee
  • Escaping, slowly
  • Turning into Nouna
  • Nothing
  • The old bull and the young one
  • Fasting for the hand of the queen's daughter
  • Weak in the day and strong at night
  • Jack beats the devil
  • Three killed Florrie, Florrie killed ten
  • They both had dead horses
  • Pig's long nose and greedy mouth
  • You talk too much, anyhow
  • Making the eyes run
  • Making a wagon from a wheelbarrow
  • The one-legged turkey
  • John outruns the Lord
  • A flying fool
  • Horses stay outside
  • The sinking of the Titanic
  • Competition for laziness
  • John outwits Mr. Berkeley
Control code
ocm39981478
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780375705397
Lccn
98042200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
African American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New World, selected and edited by Roger D. Abrahams
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: Afro-American folktales. ©1985
  • "Sources, annotations, and index of tales": p. 307-320
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-324)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Getting common sense
  • Black Jack and white Jack
  • Philanewyork
  • The barn is burning
  • Big-gut, big-head, stringy-leg
  • A chain of won'ts
  • Animal talk
  • A comic conversation
  • A smoking story
  • The things that talked
  • Endings
  • Hankering for a long tail
  • The devil's doing
  • The John Crows lose their hair
  • Tadpole loses his tail
  • The owl never sleeps at night
  • Why hens are afraid of owls
  • The gifts of dipper and cowhide
  • Buh Nansi scares Buh Lion
  • Testing the good Lord
  • Never seen his equal
  • Mr. Possum loves peace
  • Get back, get back
  • No justice on earth
  • Meeting the king of the world
  • Mr. Banamcoo gets dropped
  • The tug-of-war between elephant and whale
  • Tiger becomes a riding horse
  • The telltale pepper bush
  • Making the stone smoke
  • The latest song
  • The man makes and the woman takes
  • The signifying monkey
  • The singing bones
  • A boarhog for a husband
  • The woman who was a bird
  • My mother killed me, my father ate me
  • What makes Brer Wasp have a short patience
  • Between the fiddler and the dancer
  • Being greedy chokes Anansi
  • The doings and undoings of the Dogoshes
  • Spreading fingers for friendship
  • Bringing men and women together
  • Don't shoot me, Dyer, don't shoot me
  • Little eight John
  • The poor man and the snake
  • The little bird grows
  • Tricking all the kings
  • The feast on the mountain and the feast under the water
  • Hide anger until tomorrow
  • Buying two empty hands
  • Cutta cord-la
  • Brer Bear's grapevine
  • The fight over life
  • A foolish mother
  • Old granny grinny granny
  • You never know what trouble is until it finds you
  • He pays for the provisions
  • The cunning cockroach
  • Little boy-bear nurses the alligator children
  • The girl made of butter
  • Poppa stole the deacon's bull
  • The trouble with helping out
  • The rooster goes away in a huff
  • The wind and the water fighting
  • Why they name the stories for Anansi
  • Brother Rabbit takes a walk
  • The lion in the well
  • A License to steal
  • The race between toad and donkey
  • Crawling into the elephant's belly
  • A strange way to sleep
  • Goobers gone, rabbit gone
  • Assaulting all the senses
  • Brer Rabbit's riddle
  • The word the devil made up
  • The horned animals' party
  • Anansi plays dead
  • Anansi climbs the wall
  • Dancing to the river
  • Trouble coming down the road
  • No chicken tonight
  • Golden breasts, diamond navel, chain of gold
  • The flying contest
  • Loggerhead
  • Trying to get the goldstone
  • The knee-high man tries to get sizable
  • Stackolee
  • Escaping, slowly
  • Turning into Nouna
  • Nothing
  • The old bull and the young one
  • Fasting for the hand of the queen's daughter
  • Weak in the day and strong at night
  • Jack beats the devil
  • Three killed Florrie, Florrie killed ten
  • They both had dead horses
  • Pig's long nose and greedy mouth
  • You talk too much, anyhow
  • Making the eyes run
  • Making a wagon from a wheelbarrow
  • The one-legged turkey
  • John outruns the Lord
  • A flying fool
  • Horses stay outside
  • The sinking of the Titanic
  • Competition for laziness
  • John outwits Mr. Berkeley
Control code
ocm39981478
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780375705397
Lccn
98042200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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