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  • Abrahams, Roger D.
    DEEP DOWN IN THE JUNGLE: Negro Narrative Folklore from the Streets of Philadelphia.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hatboro, PA: Folklore Associates. 1964. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this pioneering work on African-American folklore, unusual in that it focused in depth on an urban and northern ghetto, and in the often sexually explicit language contained in the 'toasts' and other examples of folk stories and rhymes. Here is Stagolee and Shine and the Titanic and the baboon and more. Includes a long introduction by the author discussing aspects of the urban neighborhood in which he collected these examples. Illustrated with line drawings. Appendices (including one on the use of 'obscenities'), glossary, bibliography, index. 287 pp. Black illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very good overall in black cloth (prev owner's name, book somewhat 'over-opened' before title page, some light pencil underlining in the introduction), lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 37756
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  • THE SOUTH GOES NORTH: Volume III of Children of Crisis. by Coles, Robert, M.D.
    Coles, Robert, M.D.
    THE SOUTH GOES NORTH: Volume III of Children of Crisis.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1971.) dj. Hardcover - The third volume in this child psychiatrist's masterwork, an award-winning series which studies how children survive and adapt to changes - even violent changes - in their environment. This volume focuses on the children, both black and white, living in the ghettos of our Northern cities - including Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, New York and others, children of families who left the rural South and Appalachia to try and find a better life in the North. Illustrated in with full-color drawings by children. References, index. 687 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48268
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