American folklore & the historian
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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Folklore -- United States,
  • Folklore -- Methodology,
  • Folklore and history -- United States,
  • United States -- Social life and customs

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 199-203.

Statement[by] Richard M. Dorson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR105 .D655
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 239 p.
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5221316M
ISBN 100226158683
LC Control Number75149093

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