A Treasury of Southern Folklore

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Author Edited by B.A. Botkin

Publisher American Legacy Press-New York 1949

Binding Hardcover

condition  Very good- seems newer than its age some tanning but the cover is very good


"A Treasury of Southern Folklore," edited by B.A. Botkin, is a rich tapestry of stories, songs, and traditions that offer a glimpse into the vibrant cultural heritage of the American South. Originally published in 1949, this seminal collection brings together a diverse array of folk narratives, oral histories, and folk songs from across the region, spanning from the Antebellum era to the early 20th century.

Assembled by folklorist B.A. Botkin, the anthology showcases the unique voices and perspectives of Southern storytellers, capturing the essence of everyday life, humor, and resilience in the face of adversity. From haunting ghost stories and tall tales to poignant ballads and spirituals, each piece in the collection resonates with the rhythms and cadences of Southern speech, preserving the traditions passed down through generations.

Through these timeless tales, readers are transported to a world of cotton fields and front porches, of moonlit bayous and bustling city streets, where the spirit of the South comes alive in all its complexity and diversity. Whether recounting the exploits of legendary figures like John Henry and Br'er Rabbit or chronicling the trials and triumphs of ordinary people, the stories in "A Treasury of Southern Folklore" celebrate the richness and resilience of Southern culture.

More than just a collection of folklore, this anthology serves as a testament to the enduring power of storytelling to illuminate the human experience and forge connections across time and place. With its lyrical prose and vivid imagery, "A Treasury of Southern Folklore" invites readers to embark on a journey through the heart and soul of the American South, where every tale is a treasure waiting to be discovered.

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