African American folktales : stories from Black traditions in the New World
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New York : Pantheon Books, ©1999.
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xxii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Prescott Valley Public Library - Nonfiction Books
398.208 AFR
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Book - Regular Print
Language
English

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"Sources, annotations, and index of tales": p. 307-320.
General Note
Originally published: Afro-American folktales. ©1985.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-324).
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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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Abrahams, R. D. (1999). African American folktales: stories from Black traditions in the New World . Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Abrahams, Roger D. 1999. African American Folktales: Stories From Black Traditions in the New World. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Abrahams, Roger D. African American Folktales: Stories From Black Traditions in the New World New York: Pantheon Books, 1999.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Abrahams, Roger D. African American Folktales: Stories From Black Traditions in the New World Pantheon Books, 1999.

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