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Forward written by Carl Sandburg. Has 5 Parts. Part I- Heroes and Boasters; Part II.- Boosters and Knockers; Part III-Jesters; Part IV- Liars; Part Five- Folk Tales and Legends. This book was manufactured under wartime conditions in conformity with all governent regulations controlling the use of aper and other materials.


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Forward written by Carl Sandburg. Has 5 Parts. Part I- Heroes and Boasters; Part II.- Boosters and Knockers; Part III-Jesters; Part IV- Liars; Part Five- Folk Tales and Legends. This book was manufactured under wartime conditions in conformity with all governent regulations controlling the use of aper and other materials.

30 review for A Treasury of American Folklore: Stories, Ballads, and Traditions of the People

  1. 5 out of 5

    Christopher

    This book is an incredible and accessible compendium of the folklore of pre-Civil War America. A rich mine for any writer, especially those concerned with American archetypes. The only caveat is the cultural mindset it reveals in its compilation of old tales and characters, especially regarding issues of ethnic identity—the author, and the older stories he collected, were products of their time, and not always in a good way.

  2. 5 out of 5

    WITCHCRAFT

    You might think you have a general idea of what "American folklore" is. Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, lumberjacks and fearsome critters. But boy howdy will this book prove you wrong. There's so much more, and it gets weird and goes bizarre places you'd never imagined. Bookmark your favorites and share them around a campfire, it's good times. You might think you have a general idea of what "American folklore" is. Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, lumberjacks and fearsome critters. But boy howdy will this book prove you wrong. There's so much more, and it gets weird and goes bizarre places you'd never imagined. Bookmark your favorites and share them around a campfire, it's good times.

  3. 4 out of 5

    James Violand

    This is a wonderful compendium of everything written concerning traditional Americana. From tall tales like Pecos Bill to rhymes for skipping rope and from songs of indigent sharecroppers to yarns by Davey Crockett’ if you want the flavor of the American people’s history, this is it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Marv

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  5. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Baumgartner

    There are some amazing stories in this book. I appreciate how well preserved the writing is. But some of the tales in here read like boring ramblings. I've gone through and folded down the pages of the good stuff and it's maybe a third of the book; the rest of it isn't much to take in. There are some amazing stories in this book. I appreciate how well preserved the writing is. But some of the tales in here read like boring ramblings. I've gone through and folded down the pages of the good stuff and it's maybe a third of the book; the rest of it isn't much to take in.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    You get a sense of the history of the West. It's hard to know where you're goin' if ya don't know where ya been. You get a sense of the history of the West. It's hard to know where you're goin' if ya don't know where ya been.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lea

    This is a beautiful book printed in 1944. I gave it to jenn for christmas last year.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ascencion Gomez

  9. 5 out of 5

    Roquinn

    A Treasury of American Folklore by B.A. Botkin (1944)

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    Eric Klopfenstein

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    Louis Bouchard

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    K Kriesel

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  30. 4 out of 5

    Susan

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