By Anand Prahlad
African American folklore dates again 240 years and has had an important influence on American tradition from the slavery interval to the fashionable day. This encyclopedia offers available entries on key parts of this lengthy historical past, together with folklore initially derived from African cultures that experience survived right here and those who originated within the United States.
• bargains the main finished compilation of assets on African American folklore, within the varieties of bibliographical citations, lists of web sites, and lists of cultural centers
• Demonstrates the significance of black folklore to the advance of yank culture
• includes a distinct number of entries on black people traditions
• files the ancient, aesthetic effect of African tradition on African American folklore
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