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The American People: Stories, Legends, Tales, Traditions, and Songs

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This stimulating anthology, prepared by the great folklorist, B.A. Botkin, is comprised of the traditional songs, stories, customs, and beliefs which have been handed down, by word of mouth, for so long that they seem to have a life of their own. For Botkin, they are at the core of peoplehood.When one thinks of American folklore one thinks not only of the folklore of American life, the traditions that have sprung up on American soil, but also of the literature of folklore, the migratory traditions that have found a home in ...

The American People: Stories, Legends, Tales, Traditions and Songs 1997, Routledge, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9781560009849

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