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Our living traditions; an introduction to American folklore,

Author: Tristram Potter Coffin; Voice of America (Organization)
Publisher: New York, Basic Books [1968]
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Coffin, Tristram Potter, 1922-
Our living traditions.
New York, Basic Books [1968]
(OCoLC)578376950
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tristram Potter Coffin; Voice of America (Organization)
OCLC Number: 438939
Notes: Based on a series of lectures, presented on the Voice of America, which was initiated and coordinated by T. P. Coffin.
Description: xviii, 301 p. 22 cm.
Contents: A definition of folklore / Francis Lee Utley --
The men who made folklore a scholarly discipline / MacEdward Leach --
Harvesting folklore / Kenneth S. Goldstein --
Way of studying folklore / Alan Dundes --
Folklife / Don Yoder --
Where the workers of the world unite : the American occupations / Horace P. Beck --
Tributaries to the mainstream : the ethnic groups / Américo Paredes --
Stories told in song : the ballads of America / G. Malcolm Laws, Jr. --
"Just sing it yourself" : the American lyric traditions / W. Edson Richmond --
The glory songs of the Lord / Bruce Jackson --
The music of the songs / Bruno Nettl --
"Honor you ladies" : folk dance in the United States / Bruce R. Buckley --
Magic folktales in America / Leonard W. Roberts --
Legends and tall tales / Richard M. Dorson --
Trickster, the outrageous hero / Roger D. Abrahams --
The folk games of the children / Brian Sutton-Smith --
"The wisdom of many" : proverbs and proverbial expressions / Ray B. Browne --
Riddles : "Do-it-yourself" / William Hugh Jansen --
"The fear of the gods" : superstition and popular belief / Wayland D. Hand --
Fold speech / Raven I. McDavid, Jr. American literature and American folklore / Hennig Cohen --
The workers in the dawn : labor love / Archie Green --
The hillbilly movement / D.K. Wilgus --
Negro music : urban renewal / John F. Szwed --
Folklore and the big money / John Greenway.
Responsibility: edited by Tristram Potter Coffin.

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