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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Appalachian Folklore

Appalachian Folklore

(p.195) Part V Appalachian Folklore
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

The terms “folklore,” “folklife,” and “folkways” refer to cultural practices transmitted orally among members of a group. The literature represented in this anthology is an example of verbal folklore, more specifically folk narrative and folk song. These readings demonstrate both the bounty of folklore in Appalachia and the way that the region’s folklore has been deployed to support cultural-political agendas.

Keywords:   Uncle Davy Lane, Mat Layson, Grandma Hess’ Story about Jack, Bill and Tom, Two Conversion Narratives, But Thank God That Light: A Sermon, The Two Sisters, The Daemon Lover, Father Grumble, Francis Silvers, John Henry, Backwater Blues, Pawn Shop, Remember and Do Pray for Me (A Conversation with Death), What a Time We’re Living In

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