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The Resource A treasury of American folklore; : stories, ballads, and traditions of the people,, edited by B. A. Botkin ... with a foreword by Carl Sandburg

A treasury of American folklore; : stories, ballads, and traditions of the people,, edited by B. A. Botkin ... with a foreword by Carl Sandburg

Label
A treasury of American folklore; : stories, ballads, and traditions of the people,
Title
A treasury of American folklore;
Title remainder
stories, ballads, and traditions of the people,
Statement of responsibility
edited by B. A. Botkin ... with a foreword by Carl Sandburg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of folklore, including an index of authors, titles, and first lines of songs and an index of subjects and names
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398
Index
no index present
LC call number
GR105
LC item number
.B58 1944
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A treasury of American folklore; : stories, ballads, and traditions of the people,, edited by B. A. Botkin ... with a foreword by Carl Sandburg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes music
Bibliography note
Bibliographical foot-notes
Contents
  • The coon-skin trick
  • "I cannot tell a lie"
  • Honest Abe: The young store-keeper
  • Spell "defied!"
  • Working out a book
  • Johnny Appleseed, a pioneer hero
  • Making a noise in language, "an entire zoolgical institute"
  • Strong Language: Fanciful, facetious, and factitious intensifying words
  • Figurative expressions
  • Animal comparisons
  • Manifest destiny
  • A riproarious fight on the Mississippi River
  • The proudest bird upon the mountain
  • Speech on the Oregon question
  • The wonder state
  • Uncle Sam
  • In the land of Dixie
  • We will show you
  • Nueces River Valley paradise
  • We shall not want
  • Going to God's country
  • Beautiful and healthful Iowa
  • Treeing a wolf
  • The Kinkaiders
  • A home on the range
  • Hawley's yarn
  • The first California booster story
  • The abundant and luxuriant produce of the west
  • The elephant
  • Busted
  • Disgusted
  • Timid but wise
  • I got busted
  • Skinning a bear
  • A grasshopper was seen
  • Hell on earth
  • "Oklahoma rain"
  • Dakota land
  • The Lane County bachelor
  • The state of Arkansas
  • Mining localities peculiar to California
  • "Hasty and grotesque"
  • "Slops and parings of names:
  • Not lovely but honest
  • The death hug
  • How Louse Creek was named
  • "Bizarre and original place names" of Appalachia
  • "Circuitous styles of expression"
  • Ilinois as it was
  • Hoosier
  • Sucker
  • The poorest ground you ever seen
  • A poor country
  • Hill-country wonders
  • Dry country
  • A sensible varmint
  • What they say on the plains
  • From one extreme to another
  • Hell in Texas
  • In Kansas
  • Salome, "where she danced"
  • My frog
  • Hot & Yumaresque
  • The old Indian trail
  • Duluth!
  • The Arkansas traveler
  • The fox
  • "Change the name of Arkansas? Hell, no!"
  • From El Paso to San Antonio
  • The tame bear
  • Crockett electioneering
  • Speech of Crockett during the canvass of 1829
  • The hunters of Kentucky
  • Speech of Colonel Crockett in Congress
  • Crockett's opinion of a thunder storm
  • The colonel swallows a thunderbolt
  • Crockett's morning hunt
  • The shooting of the cup
  • Mike Fink, the Indian, and the deer
  • Mike teaches Peg a lesson
  • The disgraced scalp-lock
  • Trimming a darky's heel
  • Death of Mike Fink
  • Roaring Ralph Stackpole
  • Raftsman talk
  • Crockett's brag
  • Fink's brag
  • Hurray for me!
  • Bully of Salt River
  • Billy Earthquake
  • Bad man yells
  • Human man-eaters
  • The boasting drunk in Dodge
  • Other cowboy boasting chants
  • The lion of the west
  • Cowboy to pitching bronco
  • Cowboy yells
  • The purple blossom of Gingham Mountain
  • From college to cowboy
  • The Pike County rip-tail roarer
  • A female rip-tail roarer
  • Washoe
  • Wild Bill: My first meeting with Wild Bill
  • The duel with Dave Tutt
  • Black Nell
  • A vote for Crockett
  • The McCanles Massacre
  • The truth about the McCanles affair
  • "The prince of pistoleers"
  • The death of Wild Bill
  • Billy the Kid: The people remember the Kid
  • The "war of Billy the Kid"
  • Death of Billy the Kid
  • Song of Billy the Kid
  • Jesse James: Ballad of Jesse James
  • Jesse James and the poor widow
  • The ballad of Davy Crockett
  • The death of Jesse James
  • Quantrell
  • Sam Bass: The Sam Bass Legend
  • The song
  • Stackalee
  • Roy Bean, law west of the Pecos: Roy Bean (song)
  • Necktie justice
  • Roy Bean, coroner
  • Judge Roy Bean again
  • Roy Bean and the Chinaman
  • Telling stories vs. talking government matters
  • Bean's bear
  • Judge Parker's sentence
  • Judge Benedict's sentence
  • Buffalo Bill's "Wild West"
  • The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: Sketch of Wallace's life
  • How Big-Foot Wallace got his name
  • How he started on his journey
  • The St. Charles tavern
  • The quadroon ball
  • His opinion of farming
  • The story of a skow
  • The saga of Pecos Bill
  • Old Stormalong, the deep-water sailorman
  • Bowleg Bill: The crimping of Bowleg Bill
  • Slickbritches the hoss-mackerel
  • The skipper's bull bazzoon
  • Paul Bunyan: Who made Paul Bunyan?
  • The Round River drive
  • The whistling river
  • The bedcats
  • Johnny Inkslinger
  • Grinning the bark off a tree
  • Pipeline days and Paul Bunyan
  • Febold Feboldson: Real American weather
  • Why Febold went to California
  • John Henry: John Henry, the hero
  • John Henry (songs)
  • The birth of John Henry
  • Casey Jones: Casey Jones, engineer
  • The "Casey Jones" song
  • The saga of Joe Magarac, steelman
  • Songs of Popeye
Control code
231516
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvii, [1], 932 p.
Lccn
44004275
Note
Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Clarence Schultz, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-111). Cover becoming detached from spine. Hardbound.
Label
A treasury of American folklore; : stories, ballads, and traditions of the people,, edited by B. A. Botkin ... with a foreword by Carl Sandburg
Publication
Note
Includes music
Bibliography note
Bibliographical foot-notes
Contents
  • The coon-skin trick
  • "I cannot tell a lie"
  • Honest Abe: The young store-keeper
  • Spell "defied!"
  • Working out a book
  • Johnny Appleseed, a pioneer hero
  • Making a noise in language, "an entire zoolgical institute"
  • Strong Language: Fanciful, facetious, and factitious intensifying words
  • Figurative expressions
  • Animal comparisons
  • Manifest destiny
  • A riproarious fight on the Mississippi River
  • The proudest bird upon the mountain
  • Speech on the Oregon question
  • The wonder state
  • Uncle Sam
  • In the land of Dixie
  • We will show you
  • Nueces River Valley paradise
  • We shall not want
  • Going to God's country
  • Beautiful and healthful Iowa
  • Treeing a wolf
  • The Kinkaiders
  • A home on the range
  • Hawley's yarn
  • The first California booster story
  • The abundant and luxuriant produce of the west
  • The elephant
  • Busted
  • Disgusted
  • Timid but wise
  • I got busted
  • Skinning a bear
  • A grasshopper was seen
  • Hell on earth
  • "Oklahoma rain"
  • Dakota land
  • The Lane County bachelor
  • The state of Arkansas
  • Mining localities peculiar to California
  • "Hasty and grotesque"
  • "Slops and parings of names:
  • Not lovely but honest
  • The death hug
  • How Louse Creek was named
  • "Bizarre and original place names" of Appalachia
  • "Circuitous styles of expression"
  • Ilinois as it was
  • Hoosier
  • Sucker
  • The poorest ground you ever seen
  • A poor country
  • Hill-country wonders
  • Dry country
  • A sensible varmint
  • What they say on the plains
  • From one extreme to another
  • Hell in Texas
  • In Kansas
  • Salome, "where she danced"
  • My frog
  • Hot & Yumaresque
  • The old Indian trail
  • Duluth!
  • The Arkansas traveler
  • The fox
  • "Change the name of Arkansas? Hell, no!"
  • From El Paso to San Antonio
  • The tame bear
  • Crockett electioneering
  • Speech of Crockett during the canvass of 1829
  • The hunters of Kentucky
  • Speech of Colonel Crockett in Congress
  • Crockett's opinion of a thunder storm
  • The colonel swallows a thunderbolt
  • Crockett's morning hunt
  • The shooting of the cup
  • Mike Fink, the Indian, and the deer
  • Mike teaches Peg a lesson
  • The disgraced scalp-lock
  • Trimming a darky's heel
  • Death of Mike Fink
  • Roaring Ralph Stackpole
  • Raftsman talk
  • Crockett's brag
  • Fink's brag
  • Hurray for me!
  • Bully of Salt River
  • Billy Earthquake
  • Bad man yells
  • Human man-eaters
  • The boasting drunk in Dodge
  • Other cowboy boasting chants
  • The lion of the west
  • Cowboy to pitching bronco
  • Cowboy yells
  • The purple blossom of Gingham Mountain
  • From college to cowboy
  • The Pike County rip-tail roarer
  • A female rip-tail roarer
  • Washoe
  • Wild Bill: My first meeting with Wild Bill
  • The duel with Dave Tutt
  • Black Nell
  • A vote for Crockett
  • The McCanles Massacre
  • The truth about the McCanles affair
  • "The prince of pistoleers"
  • The death of Wild Bill
  • Billy the Kid: The people remember the Kid
  • The "war of Billy the Kid"
  • Death of Billy the Kid
  • Song of Billy the Kid
  • Jesse James: Ballad of Jesse James
  • Jesse James and the poor widow
  • The ballad of Davy Crockett
  • The death of Jesse James
  • Quantrell
  • Sam Bass: The Sam Bass Legend
  • The song
  • Stackalee
  • Roy Bean, law west of the Pecos: Roy Bean (song)
  • Necktie justice
  • Roy Bean, coroner
  • Judge Roy Bean again
  • Roy Bean and the Chinaman
  • Telling stories vs. talking government matters
  • Bean's bear
  • Judge Parker's sentence
  • Judge Benedict's sentence
  • Buffalo Bill's "Wild West"
  • The adventures of Big-Foot Wallace: Sketch of Wallace's life
  • How Big-Foot Wallace got his name
  • How he started on his journey
  • The St. Charles tavern
  • The quadroon ball
  • His opinion of farming
  • The story of a skow
  • The saga of Pecos Bill
  • Old Stormalong, the deep-water sailorman
  • Bowleg Bill: The crimping of Bowleg Bill
  • Slickbritches the hoss-mackerel
  • The skipper's bull bazzoon
  • Paul Bunyan: Who made Paul Bunyan?
  • The Round River drive
  • The whistling river
  • The bedcats
  • Johnny Inkslinger
  • Grinning the bark off a tree
  • Pipeline days and Paul Bunyan
  • Febold Feboldson: Real American weather
  • Why Febold went to California
  • John Henry: John Henry, the hero
  • John Henry (songs)
  • The birth of John Henry
  • Casey Jones: Casey Jones, engineer
  • The "Casey Jones" song
  • The saga of Joe Magarac, steelman
  • Songs of Popeye
Control code
231516
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvii, [1], 932 p.
Lccn
44004275
Note
Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Clarence Schultz, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-111). Cover becoming detached from spine. Hardbound.

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