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Classic essays on folk religion, folk medicine, sectarian costume, traditional cookery, and the folklife of the Pennsylvania Dutch including Harvest Home, witch tales, Fraktur, and sauerkraut for New Year's.
Title: Discovering American Folklife: Essays on Folk Culture and the Pennsylvania Dutch
Illustrator: Reg. Price: $16.95
Publisher: Stackpole Books:
ISBN Number: 0811727432
ISBN Number 13: 9780811727433
Book Details: 336 pages, 6 x 9, 52 b/w illus., 1 map, paperback, Stackpole Books
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 727432
Description: Now available for the first time in paperback, Discovering American Folklife is a classic sampling of Don Yoder's massive body of work in folklife studies. The essays cover folk religion, folk medicine, sectarian costume, traditional cookery, and the folklife of the Pennsylvania Dutch, specifically Harvest Home, witch tales, Fraktur, and sauerkraut for New Year's.
Don Yoder was cofounder of the Pennsylvania Folklife Society, longtime editor of its journal Pennsylvania Folklife, and Professor of Folklife Studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1956 to 1996. He currently resides in Devon, Pennsylvania, and is the acclaimed author of countless works on Pennsylvania Dutch folk culture, including Pennsylvania Spirituals and Hex Signs (0-8117-2799-8).
The breadth and depth of Don Yoder's -plus years of contributions to the study of folklife is impressive and inspiring . . . . This collection will whet our appetites and make us want more. -James C. Moss, Journal of American Folklore