Waters. Afro-American folklore from the Hampton Institute

Today's free book is Strange ways and sweet dreams : Afro-American folklore from the Hampton Institute edited by Donald J. Waters (1983). For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust (I have not checked for other online sources).




Table of Contents

Conjure Doctors in the South
About the Conjuring Doctors
Hags and Their Ways
The Conquest of a Hag
Folk Medicine
Games
A Gourd of Cold Water
Peep Squirrel
Draw a Bucket of Water
Granddaddy is Dead
Brer Rabbit and Brer Elephant
Donkey, Dog, Cat, and Rooster
Mr. Clayton's Story
Mrs. Spennie's Story
Mr. Patterson's Story
Old Time Courtship
Plantation Courtship
Negro Folk-Songs
Folk Medicine
The Witch Cats
Religious Experience
Notes from Alabama
Conjuring and Conjure Doctors
A Religious Song of the Yoruba People
Courtship Customs
Superstitions about Animals
Weather Lore
Courtship in Old Virginia
The Rhode Island Vampire
Brer Rabbit Outdone
Foot Wash
Why Tiger is Striped
Why the Fox's Mouth is Sharp, Why the Possum Has No Hair on His Tail and Why the Rabbit Has a Short Tail and a White Spot on His Forehead
Negro Speech
Captain Moton's Story
Lemar's Story
Compair Bouki and Compair Lapin
How Brer Wolf Divide de Hog
How Brer Wolf Caught Brer Rabbit
Proverbs and Sayings from Africa and the West Indies
A Difficult Courtship
Beliefs and Customs Connected with Death and Burial
Some Conjure Doctors We Have Heard Of
Why the Terrapin Has Red Eyes
Why the Mole Has No Eyes
Where de Owl Fus' Come From
A Race for a Wife
The Hog Thief
Two Ghost Stories
Slave Marriages
Wednesday Night, Wife Night
How the Slaves Cooked and Ate
How They Were Dressed
Morality and Religion in Slavery Days
Fish Stories
The Rabbit and the Busard
The Rabbit and the Girl
How the Jays Saved Their Souls
The Jay and the Martin
Why the Dog Cannot Talk, and Why the Rabbit Has a Short Tail
Why the Clay is Red
Snakes and Conjure Doctors
The Rich Ghost
The Boy and the Ghost
Why the Rabbit Has a Short Tail and the Dog a Wide Mouth
The Goose and the Drake
A Navaho Indian Story of the Creation
A Ghost Story
Story of a Fox and a Pig
Proverbs and Sayings
Searching for Hidden Treasure
How the Rabbit and the Frog Caught a Deer
Conjuration
Brer Rabbit's Box
Why the Crab Has No Head
Why the Buzzard Eats Carrion
Why There are Moles
Why Hens are Afraid of Owls
The Snail's Smartness
Old Sayings
Sickness in Slavery Days
The Trick Bone of a Black Cat
How to Conjure
Remedies to Cure Conjuration
A Word of Courtship
Why the Wren Does not Fly High
Brer Rabbit Beats Brer Fox
Watch Meeting
Don't Leave Me Lord
Prayer
Praise God, Hallelujah
A Great Camp-Meeting'
Iyotandapi and the Black Horse
Irishman Stories
The Irishman and the Pumpkin
The Sea Tick and the Irishman
The Irishman and the Moon
The Irishman and the Watermelon
The Irishmen and the Deer
Two Irishmen at Sea
The Fool Hunter
Jack and the King
A "Crazy Spell"
Chills Cured
Palsy Cured
A Negro Ghost Story
Don'ts
Birds of Ill Omen
Alabama Folklore: Medicines
Ring Games
Sermon of an Ante-Bellum Negro Preacher
Why the Buzzard Has a Red Head
How the Guinea-Hen Got Ahead of the Rabbit
Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox
Proverbs
Signs
Some Geechee Folk-Lore
Geechee Proverbs
Geechee Animal Beliefs
Geechee Plant Superstitions
Geechee Superstitions: Dreams and Luck
Theology of the Songs of the Southern Slave: Part I
Theology of the Songs of the Southern Slave: Part II
Some Slave Superstitions


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