Sunday, December 16, 2018

Bibliography of Online Sources

The following is a list of online books, most of them public domain, where you can learn more about African and African-American folklore and folktales. There are over 150 books on the list! Some of these links go to the Freebookapalooza record for the book; others go to the book as found at Hathi Trust or another digital library with full-text books.

Allen, M. R.
Stories for Children

Allen, William Francis
Slave Songs of the United States

Anderson, Izett and Frank Cundall
Jamaica Negro Proverbs and Sayings

Andrade, Manuel José
Folk-lore From the Dominican Republic [in Spanish]

Folk-lore From Elizabeth City, Virginia

Barker, W. and C. Sinclaire
West African Folktales

Baskerville, Rosetta
The Flame Tree and Other Folk-lore Stories From Uganda

Baskerville, Rosetta
The King of the Snakes and Other Folklore Stories From Uganda

Basset, Rene
Moorish Literature

Bateman, George
Zanzibar Tales Told by Natives of the East Coast of Africa

Beckwith, Martha
Black Roadways; a Study of Jamaican Folk Life

Beckwith, Martha
Folk-games of Jamaica

Beckwith, Martha
Jamaica Anansi Stories

Beckwith, Martha
Jamaica Folk-lore

Beckwith, Martha
Jamaica Proverbs

Beech, Mervyn
The Suk: Their Language and Folklore

Bell, H. Hesketh
Obeah: Witchcraft in the West Indies.

Bender, C. J.
African Jungle Tales

Bigelow, John
The Wit and Wisdom of the Haytians. / by John Bigelow.

Bleek, W., and L. Lloyd
Specimens of Bushman Folklore

Bleek, Wilhelm
Hottentot Fables and Tales

Tales and Proverbs of the Vandau

Bourhill, E. and J. Drake
Fairy Tales From South Africa

Boyle, Virginia Frazer
Devil Tales

Brookes, Stella Brewer
Joel Chandler Harris, Folklorist

Brown, Frank C.
The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore

Budge, E. A. Wallis
Kebra Nagast

Burlin, Natalie Curtis
Negro Folk-songs. Books 1-4

Burlin, Natalie Curtis
Songs and Tales From the Dark Continent

Cable, George W.
Creole Slave Songs.

Callaway, Henry
Nursery Tales, Traditions, and Histories of the Zulus

Campbell, James Edwin
Echoes--from the Cabin and Elsewhere

Cancel, Robert
Storytelling in Northern Zambia: Theory, Method, Practice and Other Necessary Fictions

Chatelain, Heli
Folktales of Angola

Chesnutt, Charles W.
Folklore and Superstitions of the South [article]

Chesnutt, Charles W.
The Conjure Woman

Christensen, Abigail
Afro-american Folk Lore, Told Round Cabin Fires on the Sea Islands of South Carolina

Cocke, Sarah
Bypaths in Dixie: Folk Tales of the South

Corrothers, James
The Black Cat Club : Negro Humor and Folk-lore

Cotter, Joseph
Negro Tales

Cronise, F. and H. Ward
Cunnie Rabbit, Mr. Spider, and the Other Beef: West African Folk Tales

Culbertson, Anne
At the Big House: Where Aunt Nancy and Aunt 'phrony Held Forth on the Animal Folks

Dayrell, Elphinstone
Folk Stories From Southern Nigeria

Dayrell, Elphinstone
Ikom Folk Stories From Southern Nigeria

Dennett, Richard
Notes on the Folklore of the Fjort

Du Bois, W. E. B.
The Brownies' Book [serial]

Dunbar, Paul Laurence
In Old Plantation Days

Early, Gerald
The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk [website]

Edwards, Charles
Bahama Songs and Stories

Elliot, Geraldine
The Long Grass Whispers

Ellis, A. B.
Evolution in Folklore: Some West African Prototypes of the Uncle Remus Stories [article]

Ellis, A. B.
The Eʻwe-speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa

Ellis, A. B.
The Tshi-speaking Peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa

Ellis, A. B.
The Yoruba Speaking Peoples of the Slave Coast of West Africa

Ellis, George Washington
Negro Culture in West Africa

Fenner, Thomas P.,
Cabin and Plantation Songs, as Sung by the Hampton Students

Fenner, Thomas P.,
Religious Folk Songs of the Negro

Fenner, Thomas P.,
Religious Folk Songs of the Negro as Sung on the Plantations

Finnegan, Ruth
Oral Literature in Africa

Fitz-James, James
Bahamian Folk Lore

Fortier, Alcée
Louisiana Folktales

Fowke, Gerard
Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox. How Brer Rabbit Was Allowed to Choose His Death [story]

Frobenius, Leo

Frobenius, Leo
The Childhood of Man

Georgia Writer's Project
Drums and Shadows: Survival Studies Among the Georgia Coastal Negroes

Gerber, A.
Uncle Remus Traced to the Old World [article]

Gonzales, Ambrose
The Black Border; Gullah Stories of the Carolina Coast

Gonzales, Ambrose
With Aesop Along the Black Border

Harmon, Marion
Negro Wit and Humor

Harris, Joel Chandler
Daddy Jake the Runaway : and Short Stories Told After Dark

Harris, Joel Chandler
Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country;

Harris, Joel Chandler
Mr. Rabbit at Home

Harris, Joel Chandler
Nights With Uncle Remus

Harris, Joel Chandler
The Tar-baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus

Harris, Joel Chandler
The Witch Wolf : an Uncle Remus Story

Harris, Joel Chandler
Told by Uncle Remus: New Stories of the Old Plantation

Harris, Joel Chandler
Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit

Harris, Joel Chandler
Uncle Remus and His Friends

Harris, Joel Chandler
Uncle Remus and the Little Boy

Harris, Joel Chandler
Uncle Remus Returns

Harris, Joel Chandler
Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

Harris, Joel Chandler
Uncle Remus's Magazine [serial]

Harris, Joel Chandler
Wally Wanderoon and His Story-telling Machine

Herskovits, Melville
Suriname Folklore

Hobson, Anne
In Old Alabama : Being the Chronicles of Miss Mouse

Hollis, A. C.
The Masai: Their Language and Folklore

Hollis, A. C.
The Nandi: Their Language and Folklore

Honey, James
South African Folktales

Ingram, J. Forsyth
The Story of a Gold Concession : and Other African Tales and Legends

Jablow, Alta
Yes and No; the Intimate Folklore of Africa

Jacottet, E.
The Treasury of Basuto Lore

James, Hartwell
The Man Elephant; a Book of African Fairy Tales

Jekyll, Walter
Jamaican Song and Story: Annancy Stories, Digging Sings, Ring Tunes, and Dancing Tunes

Jephson, A. J. Mounteney
Stories Told in an African Forest

Johnson, John
Folklore From Antigua [jaf Article]

Johnston, R. L. N.
The Songs of Sidi Hammo

Jones, Charles Colcock
Negro Myths From the Georgia Coast

Kennedy, R. Emmet
Black Cameos

Kidd, Dudley
Savage Childhood : a Study of Kafir Children

Kidd, Dudley
The Bull of the Kraal and the Heavenly Maidens; a Tale of Black Children

Kidd, Dudley
The Essential Kafir

Koelle, S. W.
Proverbs, Tales, Fables, and Historical Fragments in the Kanuri or Bornu Language

Krehbiel, Henry
Afro-american Folksongs : a Study in Racial and National Music

Lang, Andrew
Fairy Books: Africa [list of Stories]

Littmann, Enno
Legend of the Queen of Sheba

Littmann, Enno
Tales, Customs, Names, and Dirges of the Tigre Tribes

Locke, Alain
The Negro and His Music

Macon, J. A.
Uncle Gabe Tucker; or, Reflections, Song, and Sentiment

Madan, A. C.
Kiungani, or, Story and History From Central Africa

Martin, Minnie
Basutoland: Its Legends and Customs

McPherson, Ethel
Native Fairy Tales of South Africa

Metelerkamp, Sanni
Outa Karel's Stories: South African Folk-lore Tales

Milne-Home, Mary
Mamma's Black Nurse Stories: West Indian Folklore

Mott, Edward Harold
Black Homer of Jimtown

Nassau, Robert H.
Fetichism in West Africa

Nassau, Robert H.
Where Animals Talk; West African Folk Lore Tales

Nyabongo, Akiki
Winds and Lights: African Fairy Tales

Odum - Johnson
The Negro and His Songs

Odum, Howard
Folk-song and Folk-poetry as Found in the Secular Songs of the Southern Negroes

Odum, Howard
Religious Folk-songs of the Southern Negroes

Ogumefu, M. I.
Yoruba Legends

Owen, Mary
Old Rabbit, the Voodoo, and Other Sorcerers

Owen, Mary
Ole Rabbit an' De Dawg He Stole [story]

Owens, William
Folklore of the Southern Negroes [article]

Parsons, Elsie Clews
Folklore From the Cape Verde Islands

Parsons, Elsie Clews
Folklore of the Antilles

Parsons, Elsie Clews
Folklore of the Sea Islands, South Carolina

Parsons, Elsie Clews
Folktales of Andros Island, Bahamas

Perkins, A. E.
Negro Spirituals From the Far South

Rattray, R. S.
Ashanti Proverbs

Rattray, R. S.
Maalam Shaihua's Hausa Folklore

Rattray, R. S.
Some Folklore Stories and Songs in Chinyanja

Sale, John B.
The Tree Named John

Samuelson, Levine
Some Zulu Customs and Folk-lore

Savory, Phyllis
Congo Fireside Tales

Savory, Phyllis
Zulu Fireside Tales

Schlenker, Christian Friedrich
A Collection of Temne Traditions, Fables and Proverbs

Schon, J. F. and C. H. Robinson
Magana Hausa; Hausa Stories and Fables

Smith, Edwin William
The Ila-speaking Peoples of Northern Rhodesia

Smith, Pamela Colman
Annancy Stories

South African Folk-Lore Society
Folk-lore Journal of the South African Folk-lore Society [serial]

St. Lys, Odette
Folklore, Folktales and Proverbs From Southwest Africa

Stafford, A. O.
Animal Fables From the Dark Continent

Stanley, Henry M.
My Dark Companions and Their Strange Stories

Steere, Edward
Swahili Tales (as Told by Natives of Zanzibar)

Stigand, C. H.
Swahili Tales: Black Tales for White Children

Stoddard, Florence
As Old as the Moon: Cuban Legends — Folklore of the Antillas

Talbot, Percy
In the Shadow of the Bush (Ekoi)

Talley, Thomas
Negro Folk Rhymes

Theal, George
Kaffir (Xhosa) Folk-lore

Thomas, W. H.
Some Current Folk-songs of the Negro

Torrend, J.
Likenesses of Moses' Story in the Central Africa Folk-lore

Torrend, J.
Specimens of Bantu Folklore

Tremearne, A. J. N.
Fables and Fairy Tales for Little Folk, or Uncle Remus in Hausaland

Tremearne, A. J. N.
Hausa Superstitions and Customs

Tremearne, A. J. N.
The Ban of the Bori; Demons and Demon-dancing in West and North Africa

Universities Mission
The Golden Ship and Other Swahili Tales

van Vorst, Bessie
Magda, Queen of Sheba

Vaughan, Arthur Owen
Old Hendrik's Tales

Waters, Donald
Strange Ways and Sweet Dreams : Afro-american Folklore From the Hampton Institute

Weeden, Howard
Songs of the Old South

Weeks, John
Congo Life and Jungle Stories

Werner, Alice
Myths and Legends of the Bantu

Werner, Alice
The Mythology of Africa.

Werner, Craig
A Change Is Gonna Come : Music, Race and the Soul of America

Wessmann, R.
The Bawenda of the Spelonken (Transvaal)

Wheeler, Post
The Golden Legend of Ethiopia

Whiting, Helen Adele
Negro Art, Music and Rhyme, for Young Folks

Wilkinson, Andrews
Plantation Stories of Old Louisiana

Work, Frederick
Folk Songs of the American Negro

Work, John Wesley
Folk Song of the American Negro

Wyndham, John
Myths of Ífè

Young, Martha
Behind the Dark Pines

Young, Martha
Plantation Bird Legends

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