American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Title

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Roles

Editors:

Christopher R. Fee, Gettysburg College

Jeffrey Webb, Huntington University

Assistant Editors:

Danielle R. Dattolo '15, Gettysburg College

Emily A. Francisco '14, Gettysburg College

Bronwen Fetters

Jaime Hillegonds

Andrew Wickersham

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Description

Folklore has been a part of American culture for as long as humans have inhabited North America, and increasingly formed an intrinsic part of American culture as diverse peoples from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania arrived. In modern times, folklore and tall tales experienced a rejuvenation with the emergence of urban legends and the growing popularity of science fiction and conspiracy theories, with mass media such as comic books, television, and films contributing to the retelling of old myths. This multi-volume encyclopedia will teach readers the central myths and legends that have formed American culture since its earliest years of settlement. Its entries provide a fascinating glimpse into the collective American imagination over the past 400 years through the stories that have shaped it. [From the Publisher]

ISBN

9781610695671

Publication Date

8-2016

Publisher

ABC-CLIO

City

Santa Barbara, CA

Keywords

Folklore, Tall Tales, Mythology, African American Folklore, Asian American Folklore

Disciplines

African American Studies | Asian American Studies | English Language and Literature | Folklore

Department

English

Comments

Original version is available from the publisher at: http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A4250C

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