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Author Roberts, John W. (John Willie), 1949-
Title From trickster to badman : the Black folk hero in slavery and freedom / John W. Roberts.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.

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Author Roberts, John W. (John Willie), 1949-
Subject African Americans -- Folklore.
Folklore -- United States -- History and criticism.
Heroes -- United States -- Folklore.
Tricksters -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index.
Summary To protect their identity and values, Africans enslaved in America transformed various familiar character types to create folk heroes who offered models of behavior both recognizable to them as African people and adaptable to their situation in America. Roberts specifically examines the Afro-American trickster and the trickster tale tradition, the conjurer as folk hero, the biblical heroic tradition, and the badman as outlaw hero. -- Publisher description from (Oct. 11, 2011).
Contents Br'er Rabbit and : Trickster heroes in slavery -- The power within: the conjurer as folk hero -- Christian soldiers all: spirituals as heroic expression -- "You done me wrong": the badman as outlaw hero.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
In English.
ISBN 0585199930 (electronic bk.)
9780585199931 (electronic bk.)
9780812203110 (electronic bk.)
0812203119 (electronic bk.)
9780812213331 (print)
0812213335 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.9783/9780812203110
OCLC # 44955323
Additional Format Print version: Roberts, John W. (John Willie), 1949- From trickster to badman. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989 0812281411 (DLC) 88020804 (OCoLC)18351603

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