From My People 400 Years of African American Folklore

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List price: $21.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 9.25" wide x 6.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Folktales
De Ways of de Wimmens
Why the Black Man's Hair Is Nappy
Why the Whites Have Everything
Upon This Rock
Why the Rabbit Has a Short Tail
How the Black Man Lost His Wings
The False Message: Take My Place
The Goldstone
Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Frog Make Mr. Fox and Mr. Bear Their Riding Horses
Bobtail Beat the Devil
Making Butter
Some Are Going, and Some Are Coming
The Tar Baby
Buh Squirrel an' Buh Fox
How Brer Wolf Caught Brer Rabbit
Straighten Up and Fly Right
De Two Fren an' de Bear
De Eagle an' His Chillun
Buh Lion an' Buh Goat
De Dyin' Bull-Frog
The Elephant and the Whale
Polly Tells on the Slaves
Hot Biscuits Burn Yo' Ass
Lookin' for Three Fools
Uncle Monday
Sweet-the-Monkey
The Coon in the Box
The Mojo
How?
Uncle Jim Speaks His Mind
Pompey
Thirteen Years
Why the Guardian Angel Let the Brazos Bottom Negroes Sleep
You May Fall In Yourself
I'll Go as Far as Memphis
Shall We Gather at the River
Gone to Meddlin'
Can't Get In
The One-Legged Grave Robber
Big Fraid and Lil' Fraid
The Irishman and the Moon
The Irishman and the Watermelon
John and the Twelve Jews
The Irishman at the Dance
How Hoodoo Lost His Hand
Mary Bell
The Clever Companions
The Laziest Man
The Lazy Man
Folk Music
Spirituals and Other Freedom Songs
Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Many Thousand Gone
I'm Gon' Live So God Can Use Me
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Go Down, Moses
Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
Steal Away
Oh, Freedom
Nobody Knows de Trouble I See
No Man Can Hinder Me
I Been 'Buked and I Been Scorned
Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child
Rock-a My Soul
Uncloudy Day
John Brown's Body
My Army Cross Over
One More Valiant Soldier
Ride In, Kind Saviour
We'll Soon Be Free
When Dat Ar Ole Chariot Comes
Lay This Body Down
Ain't Gon' Study War No More
I Heard from Heaven Today
Soon I Will Be Done wid de Troubles o' the World
I Want to Go Home
Wade in de Water
Ole Time Religion
Somebody's Knocking at Your Door
No Hiding Place
Heaven, Heaven
O Canaan
Michael, Row de Boat A-Shore
Were You There?
Done wid Driber's Dribin'
Dry Bones
Song of the Coffle Gang
A Song for Freedom
Get on the Bus
I'll Overcome Some Day/We Shall Overcome
We's Free
Blues
Po' Boy 'Long Way from Home
Look'd Down de Road
Frisco Rag-Time
The Hesitating Blues
Joe Turner's Blues
The St. Louis Blues
The Lonesome Blues
Beale Street
Long Gone
Trouble in Mind
Careless Love
Backwater Blues
Jail-House Blues
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Wild Women Don't Have the Blues
Last Minute Blues
I Ain't No Ice Man
Miscellaneous Blues Lines
'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do
The New York Glide
Let the Good Times Roll
Ballads and Other Folk Songs
Jimmy Crack Corn
Charleston Gals
Marry Me
Frankie and Johnnie
The Lynchers
Zydeco and Ballads from Louisiana Creoles of Color
Zydeco Calinda
Sale Dame
Eh, La Bas
Maw-maw's Creole Lullaby
Rap
Ghetto Thang
The Style of Soul
Looking Down on Her
The Poetry of Motion
Corn-Shucking and Christmas Festivities
The Party
No Other Preacher Could Walk like Him
The Handsome Soldier
Colored People of Richmond in 1852
Fashion Plates
Zora Neale Hurston
Rent Parties
Going Negro
Shooting the Agate
Rinehart, Poppa
Honky Tonk Bud
The Election Day Festival
Pinkster Day
The Route Step
John Koonering
The Colored Band
The Zulus
Photograph of King Zulu
The Black Indians
Didn't He Ramble
A Different Style
Learning to Swing
Stepping: Regeneration through Dance in African American Fraternities and Sororities
Step Show at Virginia State University
The Virginia State University Marching Band
The Twist
Dreadlocks
Folk Arts and Crafts
Carvings and Sculptures
Seated Figure Holding a Bowl
My Aunt Betsey Told Me
Country Preacher
Walking Stick
The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly
Male Angel
Large Lady in Beige Outfit
Pottery
Afro-Carolinian Face Vessel
Dave's Pottery
Dolls and Other Toys
Toys Fashioned in the Polk Family
Black Raggedy Ann
Musical Instruments
Banjo
New Orleans Musical Instruments
Everyday Objects
Animals
Lamp
Rocking Chair
Quilting Parties
Key Basket
"Tramp Art" Bureau
Basketmaker and His Tools
Crafts
Making Mullet Net
Purse Seine
Graffiti
Hand Signs from the 79 Family Swan Bloods, 1996
Pirus Rule the Streets of Bompton [Compton] Fool's
No More Prisons
Graffiti on Second Street
A Bum Was Here
Graffiti at Maggie L. Walker High School
Moving Graffiti
A Few Items from the Encyclopedia of Graffiti
Sermons and Other Speeches
Ain't I a Woman
My Slave Experience in Maryland
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
Prince Lambkin's Oration on the American Flag
Sister Lucy
Silas
Potee's Gal
The Sun Do Move
Photograph of the Reverend John Jasper
The Highway That Skirts Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church
Eulogium on Henry Highland Garnet, D.D.
An Ante-Bellum Sermon
Let My People Go
Barlo's Sermon
Behold de Rib!
A Love Letter from de Lord
What of the Night?
The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest
I Have a Dream
Eulogy for the Martyred Children
Our God Is Marching On
Message to the Grass Roots
The Ballot or the Bullet
Keep Hope Alive
Testimony of Conversion
Light as a Feather
I Am Blessed but You Are Damned
God Struck Me Dead
Pray a Little Harder
Salvation
Family Folklore and Personal Memorates
God Delivered 'Em
Grandma
My Marster ... Was a Good Man
My Life
Fire Sticks
It's a Good Time to Dress You Out
Childhood
The Smell of Death
Photograph of Clem Bolder
Our Papa's People
Freedom's Child
We Were Always Free
Life among the Lowly
Sally
Confession
Ruthville Post Office
Unrequited Love
Let the Wheelers Roll
The Sheriff
I Was Leaving
I Am a Hard Woman
The Difference between Us and Them
I Limit My Syllable Output
If You Ain't in the Know, You Are in Danger
Driving While Black
Soul Food
Rabbit in de Briar Patch
What's Mo Temptin to de Palate?
Ain't Ready for Integration
Chitterlings and Fried Chitterlings
Baked Chicken
Fried Chicken with Gravy
Pigs' Feet
Pork Chop Casserole
Beef Ribs
Spicy Country Meat Loaf
I Always Think of Meatloaf
Baked Shad
Jambalaya
Saltfish and Cabbage
Sloppy Salmon
Pot Meals
Chicken Pot Pie
Aunt Honey's Rabbit Stew and Peach Wine
Greens I
Greens II
Baked Beans
Corn Pudding
Corn Pudding
Candied Yams
Potato Salad
Deviled Eggs
Cucumber Salad
Grits Casserole
Rolls
Spoonbread
Cornbread
My Mama's Corn Pone: or, Hot Water Cornbread
Eggnog
Chocolate Fudge
Chocolate Fudge
Fruit Cobbler
Applesauce Rum Cake
Aunt Maude's Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pudding
Blackberry Bread Pudding
Wine Jelly
Pear Preserves
Proverbs and Other Memorable Sayings
Proverbs and Proverbial Expressions
You Reap What You Sow
The Pot Calling the Kettle Black
Aphorisms and Other Proverbial Sayings
Other Figurative Language
Reflections on American Justice
Folk Rhymes, Work Songs, and Shouts
My Ole Missis/Massa
Run, Nigger, Run, De Patteroler'll Ketch You
Long Gone
Jack and Dinah Want Freedom
The Big Bee
We Raise de Wheat
I'll Eat When I'm Hungry
Aught's a Aught
Missus in the Big House
Charlie
Destitute Former Slave Owners
Hang Up the Shovel and the Hoe
The Lord's Prayer
If You're White
American Justice
Oh, Lord, Will I Ever?
Bedbug
Old Man Know-All
When I Go to Marry
Slave Marriage Ceremony Supplement
Love Is Just a Thing of Fancy
Interpret Dat
John Henry
Shine
Stagolee
Railroad Bill
The Signifying Monkey
Betty and Dupree
The Wanderer's Trail
Convict's Prayer
An Escaped Convict
World War II Rhymes
The War Is On
Craps Rhymes
Craps Lines
Jump Jim Crow
Little Sally Walker
Hull-Gull and Other Games
Juba
Juber
Mary Mack
Patty-Cake
Hambone, Hambone
Grandma, Grandma
This Little Pig
We Must, We Must, We Must
Anniebelle
Raise Up
Damn de Cap'm!
I'm a Man
Got One Mind for the White Folks to See
Street Cries
Photographs of Arabbers
Street Cries
Baptist Chitlins
I Am Gwine to Glory
Autograph Album Rhymes
Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries
Rhymes and Brags from Muhammad Ali, formerly Cassius Clay
The Ring Shout
Photograph of Ring Shout
We Never Did Let It Go By
Riddles and Other Verbal Tests and Contests
Riddles
More Riddles
Some More Riddles
Tall Tales
More Tall Tales
Sample of a "Courtship" Conversation
Antebellulm Courtship Inquiry
Yo' Mama
The Dozens
More Dozens
Insults
More Insults
Responses to the Dozens and Other Insults
Retorts
Superstitions and Other Folk Beliefs
Popular Beliefs
More Beliefs
Good Luck
Wedding Colors
Medical Help
Cures for Rheumatism
Signs from the Hampton Folk-Lore Society
Old Jule
Preparation for the Crown of Power
Sandy's Roots
Voodoo in St. Louis
Magic Power
Witches Who Ride
Mojo
Returning to Africa
Flying Africans
Voodoo Had Hold of Him, Too
Little Eight John
The Stubborn Piano
In the Name of the Lord
What Do You Want Here?
The Dog Ghost and the Buried Money
The Boy and the Ghost
Hold Him, Tabb
Old Joe Can Keep His Two Bits
The Witch with a Gold Ring
Beliefs and Customs Connected with Death and Burial
The Rumor Mill
The Slave Ship
Liable to Plot Rebellion
Caution!!
Cinque
Night Doctors
Voting Rights of African Americans to Expire
Social Security Numbers--Odd or Even
Black Colleges to Close Down Forever
Health Alert
You Have Been Infected with HIV
AIDS
Attention!
Driving Tips
Black Blood
Boycott Tommy Hilfiger
A Brief Summary of a Few Prevalent Rumors
Techlore
N.U.D.
No Fear
We Niggas Today
Ten Indisputable Truths...
You Went to a Black University
Ghetto Wedding
You Probly frum da Projeks If
Only Black Folks
Check Black...
Ebonics Version of Windows 98
Your Office Is Ghetto When...
Two Genies
You Know You're at a Black Church
Alligator Shoes
Hillbilly First Aid
When a Yankee Moves South
The Dayvorce
Redneck Jokes
West Virginia Medical Terminology for the Layman
The Strong Black Woman Is Dead
The Liberation of Aunt Jemima
Only a Black Woman
That's My House
Women's Problems Start with Men
Three Wise Women
The Smarter Sex
The Gender of Computers
Life before the Computer
For All Those Born Prior to 1940
The Really Good Old Days When We Were Young
A Little Mixed Up
You Know You're Old When...
Chuckle for the Day
Creation
Precious Memories
Can You Find the 19 Books of the Bible?
From the Mouths of Babes
What My Mother Taught Me
A Few Things Not to Say to a Cop
Audiovisual Resources
Bibliography
Credits
Index
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