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Juneteenth Texas explores African-American folkways and traditions from both African-American and white perspectives. Included are descriptions and classifications of different aspects of African-American folk culture in Texas; explorations of songs and stories and specific performers such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Manse Lipscomb, and Bongo Joe; and a section giving resources for the further study of African-Americans in Texas.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Essays in African-American Folklore
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  1. Other Publications of the Texas Folklore Society
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. African-American Folklore in Texas and in the Texas Folklore Society
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Black Sacred Harp Singing Remembered in East Texas
  2. pp. 15-20
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  1. Henry Truvillion of the Big Thicket: A Song Worth Singing
  2. pp. 21-40
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  1. Once Upon a Time in Houston's Fourth Ward
  2. pp. 41-48
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  1. Where the Cedars Grove
  2. pp. 49-68
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  1. Mance Lipscomb: Fight, Flight or the Blues
  2. pp. 69-94
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  1. More than Just ‘Possum'n Taters: Texas-African Foodways in the WPA Slave Narratives
  2. pp. 95-130
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  1. Giving Honor to God, the Joy and Salvation in My Life: The Appreciation Service in Song
  2. pp. 131-138
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  1. From Gumbo to Grammys: The Development of Zydeco Music in Houston
  2. pp. 139-152
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  1. From Bebop to Hard Bop and Beyond: The Texas Jazz Connection
  2. pp. 153-166
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  1. African-American Blacksmithing in East Texas
  2. pp. 167-194
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  1. Musical Traditions of Twentieth Century African-American Cowboys
  2. pp. 195-208
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  1. John Biggers—Artist: Traditional Folkways of the Black Community
  2. pp. 209-222
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  1. The African-American Folktale and J. Mason Brewer
  2. pp. 223-236
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  1. Juneteenth: A Red Spot Day on the Texas Calendar
  2. pp. 237-254
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  1. Lightnin’ Hopkins: Blues Bard of the Third Ward
  2. pp. 255-272
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  1. “Bongo Joe”: A Traditional Street Performer
  2. pp. 273-290
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  1. West African Fiddles in Deep East Texas
  2. pp. 291-314
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  1. “The Yellow Rose of Texas”: A Different Cultural View
  2. pp. 315-334
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  1. The Texas Trailblazer Project
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 339-342
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  1. The African-American Museum of Dallas
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  1. Selected Listing of Resources
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574410181
Related ISBN
9781574410181
MARC Record
OCLC
34722452
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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