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Encyclopedia of Black Folklore and Humor

Author : Henry D. Spalding
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A social history of the African-American which demonstrates graphically in each of its seven sections the close relationship between folklore and history.

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture 4 volumes

Author : Jessie Carney Smith
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This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies

Black Culture and Black Consciousness

Author : the late Lawrence W. Levine
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When Black Culture and Black Consciousness first appeared thirty years ago, it marked a revolution in our understanding of African American history. Contrary to prevailing ideas at the time, which held that African culture disappeared quickly under slavery and that black Americans had little group pride, history, or cohesiveness, Levine uncovered a cultural treasure trove, illuminating a rich and complex African American oral tradition, including songs, proverbs, jokes, folktales, and long narrative poems called toasts--work that dated from before and after emancipation. The fact that these ideas and sources seem so commonplace now is in large part due this book and the scholarship that followed in its wake. A landmark work that was part of the "cultural turn" in American history, Black Culture and Black Consciousness profoundly influenced an entire generation of historians and continues to be read and taught. For this anniversary reissue, Levine wrote a new preface reflecting on the writing of the book and its place within intellectual trends in African American and American cultural history.

Black Culture and Black Consciousness

Author : Lawrence W. Levine
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Surveys the oral cultural heritage of black Americans as manifested in music, folk tales and heroes, and humor.

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Author : Linda S. Watts
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Presents an A-to-Z reference to American folklore with articles on folk heroes, authors, significant historical events, cultural groups, social aspects and more.

African American Folklore An Encyclopedia for Students

Author : Anand Prahlad
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African American folklore dates back 240 years and has had a significant impact on American culture from the slavery period to the modern day. This encyclopedia provides accessible entries on key elements of this long history, including folklore originally derived from African cultures that have survived here and those that originated in the United States. • Offers the most comprehensive compilation of resources on African American folklore, in the forms of bibliographical citations, lists of websites, and lists of cultural centers • Demonstrates the importance of black folklore to the development of American culture • Contains a unique collection of entries on black folk traditions • Documents the historical, aesthetic influence of African culture on African American folklore

The Harvard Guide to African American History

Author : Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
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Compiles information and interpretations on the past 500 years of African American history, containing essays on historical research aids, bibliographies, resources for womens' issues, and an accompanying CD-ROM providing bibliographical entries.


Author : Maurice Charney
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Joys of Irish Humor

Author : Henry D. Spalding
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This delightful volume by a renowned expert on ethnic humor presents the choicest of Irish poetry, limericks, anecdotes, jokes, and words of wisdom. It's all here: the loving, the fighting, the drinking, the praying, the struggling, and the laughing.

African American Literature An Encyclopedia for Students

Author : Hans A. Ostrom
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This essential volume provides an overview of and introduction to African American writers and literary periods from its beginning through the 21st century. Provides an essential introduction to African American writers and topics, from the beginning of the 20th century into the 21st Covers the major authors and key topics in African American literature Gives students an accessible and approachable overview of African American literature