MULES AND MEN.
New York: Harper & Row, (1990.). A pioneer of African-American ethnography who did graduate study in anthropology with the renowned Franz Boas, Hurston devoted herseif to preserving the black folk heritage. In Mules and Men (1935), the first book of African-American folklore written by an African-American, she returned to her native Florida and to New Orleans to record stories and sermons, blues and work songs, children's games, courtship rituals, and formulas of hoodoo doctors. Original preface by Franz Boas and illustrations by the Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias. New foreword by Arnold Rampersad and an afterword by Henry Louis Gates. Bibliography, chronology. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0916486.