Collection Of Americana (8 Books)
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DescriptionAmerican expressions of belief, as well as folklore and superstition, that don't fit into any other category.
In this collection 8 books are there :-
Coffee In The Gourd :- A collection of Texas folklore.The articles reflect the cultural diversity of Texas, including articles on African-American, Tejano, German and Native American folklore.
Drums And Shadows:- Coastal Georgia folklore from the 1930s and connections to African spiritual practices.This book focuses on a set of beliefs and magical practices (some of which are today known as 'Hoodoo'), including root doctoring, the existence of spirits, talismans, lucky and unlucky acts and omens and more. The interviewer also investigates the use of drums and dancing during celebrations, funeral and baptism rituals, food taboos, and other aspects of folklore and ethnology. This study dispels any lingering doubt that these beliefs are derived directly from Africa--it exhaustively cross-references the narratives with an appendix of quotes from African ethnographers, folklorists and explorers.
Early Life Of The Pennsylvania Germans :- Some historical background on the early Pennsylvania Germans, including details of their religious composition.
Folk-Lore Of The Pennsylvania Germans :- A grabbag of folklore from 19th Century rural Pennsylvania, including folk-magic, home remedies, superstitions and the supernatural.
Little Known Facts About The Amish And The Mennonites :- A short pamphlet by Aurand about the Amish. A sympathetic treatment of this deeply conservative group.
Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land :- A treasure-trove of American folklore, including stories from all regions.
Pow-Wows Or Long Lost Friend :- A small book of folk-magic and healing by a early nineteenth Century Pennsylvania Dutch practicioner of 'Pow-wow'.
The Realness Of Witchcraft In America :- a little pamphlet about Pennsylvania witchcraft.