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Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition

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This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the meaning and mystique of their country. Simon Bronner has carefully selected statements by public intellectuals and popular writers as well as by scholars, all chosen for their ...

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Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition
2002, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780842028929

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Folk Nation: Folklore in the Creation of American Tradition
2002, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780842028912

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