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Downtown Mardi Gras

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding region in 2005, the city debated whether to press on with Mardi Gras or cancel the parades. Ultimately, they decided to proceed. New ...

In the Forests of Freedom

In this detailed, brilliantly researched book, historian Lennox Honychurch tells the enthralling and previously untold story of how the Maroons of Dominica challenged the colonial powers in a heroic struggle ...

The Practice of Folklore

By Simon J. Bronner
Categories: Folklore

Winner of the 2020 Chicago Folklore Prize

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2020

Despite predictions that commercial mass culture would displace customs of the past, traditions firmly abound, often ...

The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev, Volume II

Edited by Jack V. Haney
Categories: Folklore

Up to now, there has been no complete English-language version of the Russian folktales of A. N. Afanas’ev. This translation is based on L. G. Barag and N. V. Novikov’s edition, widely regarded as ...

Folklore in Baltic History

By Sadhana Naithani
Categories: Folklore

Folklore in the Baltic History: Resistance and Resurgence is about the role of folklore, folklore archives, and folklore studies in the contemporary history of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania—together ...

Implied Nowhere

In Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies, authors Shelley Ingram, Willow G. Mullins, and Todd Richardson talk about things folklorists don’t usually talk about. They ponder the tacit aspects ...

Life Between the Levees

By Melody Golding
Categories: History

Life Between the Levees is a chronicle of first-person reflections and folklore from pilots who have dedicated their lives to the river. The stories are as diverse as the storytellers themselves, and ...

You Don’t Know Jack

By Kevin D. Cordi
Categories: Folklore

“Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Little Jack Horner,” and “Jack the Giant Killer” are all famous tales and rhymes featuring the same hero, a character who often appears in legends, fairy tales, ...

Another Haul

Lewis Island in Lambertville, New Jersey, is the site of the Lewis Fishery, the last haul seine American shad fishery on the nontidal Delaware River. The Lewis family has fished in the same spot since ...

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo

Winner of the New Netherland Institute Hendricks Award
The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo presents the history of the nation’s forgotten Dutch slave community and free Dutch-speaking African Americans ...