The Negro traditions / Thomas W. Talley ; edited, with an introduction, by Charles K. Wolfe and Laura C. Jarmon

Author(s): Talley, Thomas Washington
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Subjects: African Americans--Tennessee--Folklore
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1993
LC Classification: G, GR
Physical Description: xxvi, 334 p. : port. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Editors' Introduction
A Note on the Manuscript
Preface / Thomas W. Talley
De Wull-er-de-Wust (Will o' the Wisp) 1
Cotton-eyed Joe or The Origin of the Weeping Willow 25
Why the Jaybird Goes to See the "Bad Man" on Friday 49
The Headless Man 66
Why the Buzzard is Black 99
The Negro Slave in the Moon 115
How the Bear Lost His Judgeship 130
Why the Irishman Is a Railroad Section Boss 151
Why the Preacher Dresses in Black 170
The Parrot Overseer 187
The Courting Old Woman 206
Why the Cat and the Dog Are Enemies 223
The Dog's Habits, Origin of 238
The Devil's Daughters or Why the Fish Have Fins 252
Why White Overseers of Negro Slaves Had Little Sense 285
Riddle Them Right 300
Selected African-American FolkMotifs in The Negro Traditions / Laura C. Jarmon 329
Bibliography / Laura C. Jarmon 331
Additional Authors: Wolfe, Charles K
Jarmon, Laura C., 1951-
Notes: LCCN: 92047011
ISBN: 0870498037 (cl : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references
OCLC Number: 27265031
ISBN/ISSN: 0870498037