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By Anand Prahlad

African American folklore dates again 240 years and has had an important impression on American tradition from the slavery interval to the trendy day. This encyclopedia presents obtainable entries on key parts of this lengthy historical past, together with folklore initially derived from African cultures that experience survived right here and people who originated within the United States.

• deals the main entire compilation of assets on African American folklore, within the types of bibliographical citations, lists of sites, and lists of cultural centers

• Demonstrates the significance of black folklore to the advance of yank culture

• incorporates a specified selection of entries on black folks traditions

• records the ancient, aesthetic effect of African tradition on African American folklore

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