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Folk Beliefs of the Southern Negro Paperback – January 1, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0766127784 ISBN-10: 0766127788

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  • Paperback: 680 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0766127788
  • ISBN-13: 978-0766127784
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,074,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Hendrix on March 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is one of the most interesting books written on the subject of folk beliefs and superstitions. I will note however, it covers other topics such as religion, culture and a few stories along the way, but these take up perhaps only a fifth of the book. Unlike many of the larger books on superstitions, this one doesn't number its beliefs. Instead it tackles subjects one at a time whether it be the notorious legend of the "Jack O' Lantern," "Driving Off or Capturing Witches" or omens connected with certain animals. Each topic takes up perhaps 1-2 pages; making this book a browser's delight. The book reads well too and will captivate the person interested in superstitions; nearly every sentence is another belief or a spin on a belief that shows us another side and depth to it. So each topic is naturally developed, and the amount of research put into this book is incredibly evident by the amount of detail and the number of annotations. Voodoo and conjuring are covered extensively here, as are beliefs connected with burial and the dead. This is good reading for someone interested in folklore, and the book can be dipped into as well if you just feel like browsing. Recommended as a classic.
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Format: Hardcover
This is one of the most interesting books written on the subject of folk beliefs and superstitions. I will note however, it covers other topics such as religion, culture and a few stories along the way, but these take up perhaps only a fifth of the book. Unlike many of the larger books on superstitions, this one doesn't number its beliefs. Instead it tackles subjects one at a time whether it be the notorious legend of the "Jack O' Lantern," "Driving Off or Capturing Witches" or omens connected with certain animals. Each topic takes up perhaps 1-2 pages; making this book a browser's delight. The book reads well too and will captivate the person interested in superstitions; nearly every sentence is another belief or a spin on a belief that shows us another side and depth to it. So each topic is naturally developed, and the amount of research put into this book is incredibly evident by the amount of detail and the number of annotations. Voodoo and conjuring are covered extensively here, as are beliefs connected with burial and the dead. This is good reading for someone interested in folklore, and the book can be dipped into as well if you just feel like browsing. Recommended as a classic.
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This book was very interesting.. I really didnt know what to expect but I was looking for some type of
metaphysics and this book gave it to me. I was also happy that I was able to get this book on kindle!
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