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Folklore & Folklife of New Jersey
Folklore & Folklife of New Jersey
Our Price: $24.00
Year: 1991
Pages: 253
Binding Paperback
ISBN 813509890

Product Code: 756789044

David Steven Cohen (au); Herbert Halpert (fr). New Jersey’s folklife include all aspects of traditional culture, from stories handed down by word of mouth to crafts developed in the state. The first section deals with oral tradition, & includes myths, legends, jokes, names, folk beliefs, folk med., folk music, folk song, & folk dance. The 2nd part studies non-spoken traditions, incl. folk arch., folk sculpture, folk painting, foodways, games & recreation, rituals, ceremonies, & festivals. The book is rich with vignettes, conversations, photos, & drawings. Draws info. from the first people to settle here -- the Swedes, English, & Dutch -- but also from groups that settled more recently -- Jews, Hispanics, Hungarians, & Blacks -- & from regional enclaves -- the people of the Pinelands & the Ramapo mountain people.

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