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Tales of the Congaree

Author: Edward C L Adams; Robert G O'Meally
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1987.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Folklore Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adams, Edward C.L. (Edward Clarkson Leverett), 1876-1946.
Tales of the Congaree.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1987
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward C L Adams; Robert G O'Meally
ISBN: 0807817090 9780807817094 0807841889 9780807841884
OCLC Number: 15107944
Notes: Includes Congaree sketches (1927) and Nigger to nigger (1928).
Description: lxix, 367 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Congaree sketches. The big swamps of the Congaree --
The Hopkins nigger --
Jonas --
A freshet on the Congaree --
Hell fire --
The rattlesnake --
Sunning on the golden stairs --
Judge Foolbird --
Old Sister --
Old Sister's friends --
Old Sister in heaven --
Old Sister in hell --
The settin' up --
The little old man on the gray mule --
The lake of the dead --
Aunt Dinah's cat --
Murder vs. liquor --
Old Dictodemus --
Jeff's funeral sermon --
Fragment of a Negro sermon --
His day is done --
Ole man Rogan --
Big Charleston --
The yellow crane --
White folks is white folks --
Wild goose nest --
Transmigration --
Belton's spirit --
The animal court --
Ole man Tooga's chile --
Fine my chile --
Purtty little folks --
The falling star --
Jay-birds --
Jack-ma-lantern --
Ole man Rouse --
If you want to find Jesus --
The ghosts of Elm Savannah --
The crow --
Primus --
Jumping-gut --
Cazenova --
Spirit dogs and barking snakes --
Death owl --
De law got Simon --
A fool nigger --
The two ducks --
The mule and the ox --
That quart kept on beckoning me --
Don't 'sturb a houn' --
Don't you play wid married wimmens --
Tad's advice to his son --
Old Sister's advice to her daughter --
Jesus had trouble all over the world. Nigger to nigger. The swamps. Evil sperrits --
The swamps --
The lonesome hunter --
The king buzzard --
An escaped convict --
Goose pond --
Bannister Bridge. Nigger to nigger. Nigger to nigger. Big Annie --
A yellow bastard --
Joe --
A prison --
The hawk and the rooster --
Mensa --
Magic --
Jazy --
The turkey hunt --
Old lady Beck --
Red --
Just one time to die --
Becky --
The savage --
Ruint --
Edecation --
Darlay --
Brass ankles --
A peacemaker --
The death of a turkey hunter --
Lula --
Old man Jim Kinkade --
The water hole --
Pick --
Sweet chile --
Drug up --
Tough. Nigger to nigger. White folks. Thirteen years --
The telephone call --
A damn nigger --
The lynchers --
A bottle of liquor --
Old mammy --
A good looking man --
Three doctors --
A fisherman --
Land rent --
Loyalty --
They oughter had a sign on it --
How to kill an owl --
The ventriloquist --
The courts --
Ain't never own niggers --
Fundamentals --
Tomper's song. Nigger to nigger. Ghosts and angels. Old Moccasin's ghost --
The ghost of White Hall --
The angel of Cow Pen Lake --
The smokehouse angel --
Tyu's angel. Nigger to nigger. Bur Rabbit. Bur Rabbit in Red Hill churchyard --
Bur Jonas' goat --
The rat --
The dance of the little animals --
The spider and the rabbit --
A roost on the rim of the moon --
The frog and the snake --
The monkey and the elephant --
'Gators and snakes --
The bell-ringing rat --
Cootas --
A jay bird thief. Nigger to nigger. Preachers. Allen's idea of preachers --
A bit of correspondence --
Two prayers --
God --
Virgins --
Old Brother tries to enter heaven --
The harps of God --
Converted --
The bear fight. Nigger to nigger. Slavery time. Gullah Joe --
A slave --
Old man Hildebrand --
The slave barn --
The wild river shore. Nigger to nigger. Funerals. Silas --
Ain't no corn-bread there --
Sister Lucy --
Rejoice ye at dey goin' out --
Fragment of a funeral sermon --
Elizabeth Coleman --
She's at rest --
Funeral of a brother --
She sleeps on a hillside --
The galloping hosts of heaven. Appendixes. The Carolina wilderness --
Potee's gal.
Other Titles: Congaree sketches
Responsibility: Edward C.L. Adams ; edited with an introduction by Robert G. O'Meally.


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A rich and important collection that offers a poignant and powerful glimpse of black life as it once was."New York Times Book Review"

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