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

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

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

Table of Contents

Folktales 1
Waitin' on de Lawd fer Salvation 3
Meetin' of de Animals an' Fowls To Reform 5
The Lion and the Jackal 6
De Devil and Mr. Bobtail 8
Br'er Rabbit and Sister Partridge 9
How Come de Dog Barks 10
Jackal and Camel 11
Butcher Bird and Frog 12
Blue Jay and Hawk 13
Br'er Fox, Br'er Rabbit and Sis Mary 14
Br'er Rabbit and Br'er Wolf 15
Dragon Fly and Honey Bee 17
Elephant and Frog 18
Br'er Rabbit and de Buzzard 19
Rabbit in the Hollow Tree 22
Rabbit and Briar Patch 23
Brother Rabbit and Blacksnake 24
Rabbit, Fox, and Rail Fence 25
Brother Terrapin, Slow Train to Arkansas 26
Brother Hawk, Brother Buzzard, and Brother Rabbit 27
Superstitions 29
Biographies, Anecdotes 43
A-Bumpin' and A-Bilin' (I) 46
I Hopes I Don't Never Get That Hungry 47
A Story Miss Ruby Told 48
We Sold Out to the Boll Weevil 50
Trustworthy-Kind-Loyal 52
Alice 57
Old Marse Ike's Favorite 64
A-Bumpin' and A-Bilin' 66
Anne Godfrey 68
Tom Moore and His Death Money 70
Bing Oliver Is a Pushin' Man 73
Four of My Chillun Ain't No Blood Kin 75
Graduated in Lies 80
Seeking Salvation 86
Blind Jesse and His 'Macordium' 90
"Rich" 93
A Conju' What Didn't Work 96
An Unlettered Bard 99
Enoch's Conjure 101
How Sam Kungered Aunt Dicey 102
Richard the Tall-Hearted 106
A Pair of Blue Stockings 111
Earthy-Ann 115
Carrie Dykes - Midwife 123
Negro Sermons and Preacher Stories 129
Pay, Don't Pray! 133
Five Were Foolish 134
Buck Wynn 135
A Negro Sermon 136
Sermonizing (Rich Amerson) 138
Animals in Church (Rich Amerson) 139
Folk Rhymes, Sayings and Quotations 141
Letters 149
Afterword 179
Appendix A 184
Appendix B (Glossary) 191
Bibliography 195
Notes 199
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