American Myths Legends And Tall Tales An Encyclopedia Of American Folklore 3 Volumes

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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes]

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610695682
Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb
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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore [3 volumes] by Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb Book Resume:

A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

American Folklore

American Folklore [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135578788
Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher: Routledge
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American Folklore by Jan Harold Brunvand Book Resume:

Contains over 500 articles Ranging over foodways and folksongs, quiltmaking and computer lore, Pecos Bill, Butch Cassidy, and Elvis sightings, more than 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, and crafts; sports and holidays; tall tales and legendary figures; genres and forms; scholarly approaches and theories; regions and ethnic groups; performers and collectors; writers and scholars; religious beliefs and practices. The alphabetically arranged entries vary from concise definitions to detailed surveys, each accompanied by a brief, up-to-date bibliography. Special features *More than 2000 contributors *Over 500 articles spotlight folk literature, music, crafts, and more *Alphabetically arranged *Entries accompanied by up-to-date bibliographies *Edited by America's best-known folklore authority

New World Witchery

New World Witchery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0738762229
Author: Cory Thomas Hutcheson
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
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New World Witchery by Cory Thomas Hutcheson Book Resume:

Featuring nearly 500 samples of folklore, including stories, artifacts, rituals, and beliefs, New World Witchery is one of the most comprehensive collections of witchcraft and folk magic ever written. This treasure trove of witchery is designed to help you integrate folk traditions into your life and deepen your understanding of magic. Folklore expert Cory Thomas Hutcheson guides you to the crossroads of folk magic, where you'll learn about different practices and try them for yourself. Explore chapters on magical heritage, divination, flying, familiars, magical protection, spirit communication, and more. This in-depth, accessible book also provides brief profiles of significant folk magicians, healers, and seers, so you can both meet the practitioners and experience their craft.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0313350671
Author: Jonathan H. X. Lee,Kathleen M. Nadeau
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes] by Jonathan H. X. Lee,Kathleen M. Nadeau Book Resume:

This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. • More than 600 entries • Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors • Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife • An appendix of Asian American folktales

The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings

The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393346536
Author: Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings by Jan Harold Brunvand Book Resume:

The book that launched America's urban legend obsession! The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand's first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic. The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is a must-have for urban legend lovers.

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History [2 volumes]

Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History [2 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144085811X
Author: Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History [2 volumes] by Christopher R. Fee,Jeffrey B. Webb Book Resume:

This up-to-date introduction to the complex world of conspiracies and conspiracy theories provides insight into why millions of people are so ready to believe the worst about our political, legal, religious, and financial institutions. • Provides an in-depth, easy-to-access account of conspirators and secret organizations behind key plots to control American legal, political, and financial systems • Presents the history of key American conspiracy theories, taking a longer view of how current conspiracy thinking developed over generations • Explains the similarities and differences among conspiracy theories held by people on the far right and far left of the political spectrum • Explores the cultural significance of widespread, popular reactions to advances in science, technology, and medicine, as well as the public's skepticism about highly trained professionals and their expert knowledge • Offers an up-to-date survey of popular conspiracy theories regarding celebrity deaths and the popular distrust of the American media and police investigations • Details the importance of the internet and social media in organizing conspiratorial movements and spreading conspiracy theories

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147662268X
Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
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Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore by Theresa Bane Book Resume:

“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

Encyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1851097740
Author: Leslie M Alexander,Walter C. Rucker Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Encyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes] by Leslie M Alexander,Walter C. Rucker Jr. Book Resume:

A fresh compilation of essays and entries based on the latest research, this work documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century. • Contributions from over 100 specialists on African America and the African diaspora • A spectacular selection of illustrations and photographs, such as a Kongo cosmogram, the African burial ground in New York City, and maps of the Triangular Trade and the Underground Railroad

The Skystone

The Skystone [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0143197649
Author: Jack Whyte
Publisher: Penguin
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The Skystone by Jack Whyte Book Resume:

Born of the chaos of the Dark Ages, the Dream of Eagles produced a king, a country and an everlasting legend—Camelot Publius Varrus is a veteran Roman officer and a maker of swords. In the early fifth century, amid the violent struggles between the people of Britain and the invading Saxons, Picts and Scots, he and his former general, Caius Britannicus, forge the government and military system that will become known as the Round Table, and initiate a chain of events that will lead to the coronation of the High King we know today as Arthur. Rich in historical detail, brimming with drama, intrigue and passion, The Skystone gives new resonance to an enduring and powerful legend.

Characters on the Couch: Exploring Psychology through Literature and Film

Characters on the Couch: Exploring Psychology through Literature and Film [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144083699X
Author: Dean Haycock
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Characters on the Couch: Exploring Psychology through Literature and Film by Dean Haycock Book Resume:

Providing intriguing insights for students, film buffs, and readers of various genres of fiction, this fascinating book delves into the psychology of 100 well-known fictional characters. • Provides an engaging and entertaining way to learn about both positive psychology and mental health issues through the behavior of interesting and often familiar characters, leading to a better understanding of human behavior • Helps readers distinguish realistic depictions of psychological disorders from inaccurate ones, providing a basis for avoiding negative mental health stereotypes and stigma associated with mental illness • Covers a wide range of behaviors and psychological disorders arranged in a convenient format, making it easy to find and learn about particular topics that can be read in or out of order

Native American Storytelling

Native American Storytelling [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0470777168
Author: Karl Kroeber
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Native American Storytelling by Karl Kroeber Book Resume:

The myths and legends in this book have been selected both for their excellence as stories and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. A collection of Native American myths and legends. Selected for their excellence as stories, and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. Drawn from the oral traditions of all major areas of aboriginal North America. Reveals the highly practical functions of myths and legends in Native American societies. Illustrates American Indians’ profound engagement with their natural environment. Edited by an outstanding interpreter of Native American oral stories.