Juneteenth Texas

Juneteenth Texas

Essays in African-American Folklore

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Includes personal essays, folktales, songs, and biographies

Book News
A collection of essays based on personal experiences and reminiscences from both African-American and white perspectives, describing different aspects of African-American folk culture in Texas. Studies specific genres and performers and the work of folklorists, touching on Texas-African foodways in WPA slave narratives, musical traditions of 20th-century black cowboys, and the Juneteenth festival. Includes b&w photos. Appendices offers descriptions of museum collections, and a list of African-American folklore resource organizations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Juneteenth Texas reflects the many dimensions of African-American folklore. The personal essays are reminiscences about the past and are written from both black and white perspectives. They are followed by essays which classify and describe different aspects of African-American folk culture in Texas; studies of specific genres of folklore, such as songs and stories; studies of specific performers, such as Lightnin' Hopkins and Manse Lipscomb and of particular folklorists who were important in the collecting of African-American folklore, such as J. Mason Brewer; and a section giving resources for the further study of African Americans in Texas.

Publisher: Denton, TX ; University of North Texas Press, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781574410181
Branch Call Number: TEX 398 JUN
Characteristics: xi, 364 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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