Baker & Taylor
Includes the major American folklore genres of custom, folksong, folktale, games, myth, proverbs, riddles and puzzles, and superstition, as well as entries covering some of the minor genres
& Francis Publishing
Contains over 500 articles
Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography.
*More than 2000 contributors
*Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more
*Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies
*Edited by America's best-known folklore authority
A reference for scholars, students, and the general public on American folklore, which is defined here as North American folklore, including Canadian but excluding, except for a few general topics, the folklore of Native Americans (planned for coverage in its own encyclopedia). Some 500 articles encompass folk literature, music, and crafts of major and minor ethnic groups, urban and rural, traditional and contemporary traditions, as well as including entries for folklorists (those whose body of work is completed, i.e. nonliving), and scholarly terms and approaches. Some entries are brief descriptions; others are extensive essays. Each includes references and cross-references. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.