By Linda S Watts
Includes over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and machine lore, Pecos invoice, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, greater than 500 articles highlight folks literature, song, and crafts; activities and vacations; tall stories and mythical figures; genres and varieties; scholarly methods and theories; areas and ethnic teams; performers and creditors; writers and students; non secular ideals and practices. The alphabetically prepared entries fluctuate from concise definitions to special surveys, each one followed via a short, up to date bibliography. distinctive positive aspects *More than 2000 participants *Over 500 articles highlight folks literature, tune, crafts, and extra *Alphabetically prepared *Entries followed by means of up to date bibliographies *Edited via America's best-known folklore authority
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Another experience, shared only with members of one’s generational “cohort,” is that of having entered the stream of history at the same time and experiencing pivotal moments from a shared position in the life cycle—a position historically unique to that generation.
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American Folklore: An Encyclopedia by Linda S Watts