Virginia Folk Legends (Paperback)
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Virginia Folk Legends (Paperback)

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Paperback 330 Pages / Published: 29/10/1991
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What do devil dogs, witches, haunted houses, Daniel Boone, Railroad Bill, "Justice John" Crutchfield, and lost silver mines have in common? All are among the subjects included in the vast collection of legends gathered between 1937 and 1942 by the field-workers of the Virginia Writers' Project of the WPA. For decades following the end of the project, these stories lay untouched in the libraries of the University of Virginia. Now, folklorist Thomas E. Barden brings to light these delightful tales, most of which have never been in print. "Virginia Folk Legends" presents the first valid published collection of Virginia folk legends and is endorsed by the American Folklore Society.

Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813913353
Number of pages: 330
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 26 mm


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This is a major regional collection of folklore which contributes not only to the scholarship of southern and Appalachian culture but also to the study of legend as a genre.. It amounts to a folk history of Virginia.

--Patrick B. Mullen, Ohio State University

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