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With the bark on : popular humor of the Old South

Author: John Q Anderson; Mary Alice Bahler
Publisher: [Nashville] : Vanderbilt University Press, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seventy selections of regional humor, many in dialect, taken from magazines and newspapers of the 1835-1860 period.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Anthologie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
With the bark on.
[Nashville] : Vanderbilt University Press, 1967
(OCoLC)592485852
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Q Anderson; Mary Alice Bahler
OCLC Number: 338202
Description: xi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The river --
My grandmother's trick: reminiscences of Natchez-under-the-hill / "Yazoo" --
A nightwatch on a flatboat / "Falconbridge" --
The crack captain on the Mississippi / "S" --
Breaking a bank / Sol Smith --
The wrong berth / "Crawfish" --
"It's all right, Captain" / Anonymous --
The tallest snake story / Anonymous --
The backcountry --
A new town in Arkansas / "Concordia" --
One man and two beds / Anonymous --
The Yazoo bottoms revisited / "Col. J. J. Jenks" --
My first and last courtship in the pine barrens / "Neosho" --
Poetry and liquor in east Tennessee / "Roderick" --
Selling chickens to the legislature / "Phil" --
Varmints and hunters --
Old long John and the bear / "Sulphur Fork" --
Bar and deer hunting in Mississippi / "The Turkey Runner" --
Another bear fight / "Ruff Sam" --
Louisiana "boys" and bear hunting / Anonymous --
Joe Harris and the panther / "John of Oxford" --
Chunkey's fight with the panthers / "The Turkey Runner" --
An alligator for a present / "Pardon Jones" --
Dog days in Mississippi / "Chips" --
A wildcat story / Anonymous --
"Blowed up" on a possum hunt / "Pardon Jones" --
Fun and frolic --
A surprise wedding in Georgia / "Uncle Solon" --
A wedding in Mississippi / "The Turkey Runner" --
A wedding frolic in Arkansas / "Skyscraper" --
Commemoration ball in Bates, Missouri / J. N. M. Harding --
Pretty gals and snuff / "Joel Darlin" --
Ducks in summer / "Stahl" --
Fire in the rear / "Megatherium" --
The singing teacher of Snake Hollow / "Rial Owen" --
The professions --
Primitive courts in the Southwest / "Amite" --
Storming an Arkansas courthouse / "Falconbridge" --
A good witness / Maj. Kelly --
Mosquito bait / "Concordia" --
The Louisiana law of cockfighting / Thomas Bangs Thorpe --
Dental surgery / "Amite" --
Uncle Johnny's tooth pulling story / "Obe Oilstone" --
Irregular practice of a regular practitioner / Anonymous --
The harp of a thousand strings / William Penn Brannon --
Daddy Donk and the spirits / "Number Eight" --
Farewell, Brother Crafford! / William Penn Brannon --
Shifting the responsibility / Anonymous --
How to draw sinners / "Subscriber" --
The Good Shepherd / Anonymous --
Jokes and jokers --
Fortunes in prospect / "Jersey" --
A snake story / "Ruff Sam" --
Catching a weasel asleep / Anonymous --
The beautiful widow of Shirttail Bend / "Falconbridge" --
An Arkansas "sell" / "Plenoir" --
Why Phil Weston didn't rise in the profession / "The Little 'Un" --
Getting a railroad subscription / Anonymous --
Masculine amusements --
A quarter race in Kentucky / Anonymous --
Josh Silsbee at the races / "Thomas the Rhymer" --
That big dog fight at Myer's / "Obe Oilstone" --
Up Fool River / "Obe Oilstone" --
Liquoring on the Mississippi / Anonymous --
Soldiering in Mexico / "Pardon Jones" --
Seeing the elephant at the Battle of Buena Vista / "Ruff Sam" --
The barrell movement / "Solitaire" --
A breach of promise case / "Azul" --
Politicians, actors, yokels in the city --
Seeing the elephant / Anonymous --
Electioneering by "Pardon Jones" --
Fun at the capitol of Mississippi / "D. V. M." --
A Texian hero / Anonymous --
An intimate friend / Sol Smith --
Uncle Billy Brown--"Glorious!" / "Rambler" --
A "crack" hotel / H. P. Leland --
That big fiddle / Anonymous --
A returned Californian in New Orleans / "Lambda".
Responsibility: compiled and edited with introduction and notes by John Q. Anderson ; drawings by Mary Alice Bahler.

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Seventy selections of regional humor, many in dialect, taken from magazines and newspapers of the 1835-1860 period.

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