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Mules and men

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: New York : Perennial Library, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Perennial Library editionView all editions and formats
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A collection of African-American folklore, oral histories, sermons, and songs, dating back to the time of slavery.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Music
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN: 0060916486 9780060916480
OCLC Number: 21160588
Notes: Originally published: J.B. Lippincott, ©1935.
Description: xxiii, 309 pages : illustrations, music ; 21 cm
Contents: John and the frog --
Witness of the Johnstown Flood in heaven --
How the brother was called to preach --
How the preacher made them bow down --
Pa Henry's prayer --
How the church came to be split up --
Why negroes are black --
Why women always take advantage of men --
Sue, Sal and that pretty Johnson gal --
The Quickest trick --
How to write a letter --
A Fast horse --
"Ah'll beatcher makin' money" --
The "Workinest pill you ever seen " --
How Jack beat the devil --
"John Henry" --
Ole Massa and John who wanted to go to heaven --
Massa and the bear --
Why the sister in black works hardest --
"De reason niggers is working so hard" --
Deer hunting story --
Big talk --
The First colored man in Massa's house --
What smelled worse --
The Fortune teller --
How the negroes got their freedom --
The Turtle watch --
"From pine to pine Mr. Pinkney" --
"God an' de devil in de cemetery" --
Praying for rain --
Kill the white folks --
"Member youse a nigger" --
"You think I'm gointer pay you but I ain't --
Why the mocking bird is away on Friday --
Man and the catfish --
How the snake got poison --
How the woodpecker nearly drowned the whole world --
How the possum lost the hair off his tail --
How the 'gator got his mouth --
How Brer 'Gator got his tongue worn out --
How the 'gator got black --
How Brer dog lost his beautiful voice --
What the rabbit learned --
The goat that flagged a train --
Shooting up hill --
Tall hunting story --
The Hawk and the buzzard --
Why they always use rawhide on a mule --
Why we have gophers --
How God made butterflies --
How the cat got nine lives --
The son who went to college --
Why the waves have whitecaps.
Responsibility: Zora Neale Hurston ; preface by Franz Boas ; with a new foreword by Arnold Rampersad ; illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias.
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A collection of African-American folklore, oral histories, sermons, and songs, dating back to the time of slavery.

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