Folk Beliefs of the Southern Negro

By Newbell Niles Puckett

Folk Beliefs of the Southern Negro

678 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-1055-9
    Published: July 2017

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This is a book of black folklore and superstition, voodoo and conjure, magic and religion, songs and wonders. The author's aim has been to present these folk-beliefs, to show their origin whenever possible, and to indicate some of the general principles governing the transmission and content of folklore in general as a means of establishing better relations between the races.

Originally published in 1926.

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