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Country Music Culture

Since its beginnings in the 1920s, country music has soared beyond an almost exclusively regional audience to become America's most popular form in the 1990s. Seventy years of regional modernization have ...

Cajun and Creole Folktales

By Barry Jean Ancelet
Categories: Folklore

This teeming compendium of tales assembles and classifies the abundant lore and storytelling prevalent in the French culture of southern Louisiana. This is the largest, most diverse, and best annotated ...

South Florida Folklife

South Florida summons tropical vacationland images—gleaming beaches, exotic foods, colorful costumes, and grand hotels. Yet beyond this facade teems a rich folklife that is the subject of this alluring ...

Upper Cumberland Country

Tucked between Appalachia and the Deep South, the Upper Cumberland region straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee line along the banks of the Cumberland River. Here, dating from the days of the nation's earliest ...

The Crawfish Book

By Glen Pitre
Categories: Folklore

American Indians worshiped them as creators of the world, Napoleon ate them to celebrate his victories, Swedes have them shipped in from halfway around the world, and for Louisiana's Cajuns the humble ...

Cajun Foodways

By C. Paige Gutierrez
Foreword by Barry Jean Ancelet
Categories: Folklore

Cajun food has become a popular "ethnic" food throughout America during the last decade. This fascinating book explores the significance of Cajun cookery on its home turf in south Louisiana, a region ...

Kentucky Bluegrass Country

Horse breeding, the cultures of tobacco and bourbon, the forms of architecture, the codes of the hunt, the traditions of gambling and dueling, convivial celebrations, regional foodways--all of these are ...

Cajun Country

This insightful book is by far the broadest examination of traditional Cajun culture ever assembled. It goes beyond the stereotypes and surface treatment given to Cajuns by the popular media and examines ...

Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel

Edited by Alan Dundes
Categories: African American Studies

Exploring the scope, diversity, and vitality of black culture, here is a fascinating collection of more than sixty articles from some of the most perceptive and authoritative commentators upon the black ...

The Magic Carpet and Other Tales

Illustrated by Walter Anderson
Retold by Ellen Douglas & Ellen Douglas
Categories: Literature

The fabulous illustrations of Walter Anderson brought forth this brilliant retelling of twenty tales from world literature, a book first published in 1987 and now back into print at the demand of appreciators ...