Dim Roads and Dark Nights: The Collected Folklore of Ruby Pickens Tartt: African-American Folklore / Edition 1

Dim Roads and Dark Nights: The Collected Folklore of Ruby Pickens Tartt: African-American Folklore / Edition 1

by Alan Brown
     
 

Alabama Black folktales collected in the 1930s and 40s. This is the first of the proposed three volume set of Miss Ruby's work. See more details below

Overview

Alabama Black folktales collected in the 1930s and 40s. This is the first of the proposed three volume set of Miss Ruby's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780942979114
Publisher:
Livingston Press
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Folktales1
Waitin' on de Lawd fer Salvation3
Meetin' of de Animals an' Fowls To Reform5
The Lion and the Jackal6
De Devil and Mr. Bobtail8
Br'er Rabbit and Sister Partridge9
How Come de Dog Barks10
Jackal and Camel11
Butcher Bird and Frog12
Blue Jay and Hawk13
Br'er Fox, Br'er Rabbit and Sis Mary14
Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Wolf15
Dragon Fly and Honey Bee17
Elephant and Frog18
Br'er Rabbit and de Buzzard19
Rabbit in the Hollow Tree22
Rabbit and Briar Patch23
Brother Rabbit and Blacksnake24
Rabbit, Fox, and Rail Fence25
Brother Terrapin, Slow Train to Arkansas26
Brother Hawk, Brother Buzzard, and Brother Rabbit27
Superstitions29
Biographies, Anecdotes43
A-Bumpin' and A-Bilin' (I)46
I Hopes I Don't Never Get That Hungry47
A Story Miss Ruby Told48
We Sold Out to the Boll Weevil50
Trustworthy-Kind-Loyal52
Alice57
Old Marse Ike's Favorite64
A-Bumpin' and A-Bilin'66
Anne Godfrey68
Tom Moore and His Death Money70
Bing Oliver Is a Pushin' Man73
Four of My Chillun Ain't No Blood Kin75
Graduated in Lies80
Seeking Salvation86
Blind Jesse and His 'Macordium'90
"Rich"93
A Conju' What Didn't Work96
An Unlettered Bard99
Enoch's Conjure101
How Sam Kungered Aunt Dicey102
Richard the Tall-Hearted106
A Pair of Blue Stockings111
Earthy-Ann115
Carrie Dykes - Midwife123
Negro Sermons and Preacher Stories129
Pay, Don't Pray!133
Five Were Foolish134
Buck Wynn135
A Negro Sermon136
Sermonizing (Rich Amerson)138
Animals in Church (Rich Amerson)139
Folk Rhymes, Sayings and Quotations141
Letters149
Afterword179
Appendix A184
Appendix B (Glossary)191
Bibliography195
Notes199

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