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Shared traditions : Southern history and folk culture

Author: Charles W Joyner
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By examining the mutual influence of history and folk culture, Shared Traditions reveals the essence of southern culture in the complex and dynamic interactions of descendants of Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans. The book covers a broad spectrum of southern folkgroups, folklore expressions, and major themes of southern history, including antebellum society, slavery, the coming of the Civil War, economic
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Joyner
ISBN: 0252015215 9780252015212 025206772X 9780252067723
OCLC Number: 39699963
Description: xiii, 361 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Southern folk culture: unity in diversity --
"Let us break bread together": cultural interaction in the old South --
"In his hands": the world of the plantation slaves --
History as ritual: rites of power and resistance on the slave plantation --
"Guilty of holiest crime": the passion of John Brown --
The South as a folk culture: David Potter and the Southern enigma --
The bold Fischer man: David Hackett Fischer and the British sources of American folk culture --
The narrowing gyre: Henry Glassie, Irish folk culture, and the American South --
A community of memory: assimilation and identity among the Jews of Georgetown --
The sounds of Southern culture: blues, country, jazz, and rock --
Sweet music: tradition, creativity, and the Appalachian dulcimer --
Sea Island legacy: folk tradition and the civil rights movement --
"Alice of the Hermitage": a study in legend, belief, and history --
A model for the analysis of folklore performance in historical context --
Folklore and social transformation: historians and folklorists in the modern world --
Endangered traditions: resort development and cultural conservation on the Sea Islands --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Charles Joyner.

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