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Author Adams, Edward C. L. (Edward Clarkson Leverett), 1876-1946.

Title Tales of the Congaree / Edward C.L. Adams ; edited with an introduction by Robert G. O'Meally
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1987]
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Description 1 online resource (lxix, 367 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Appendixes. The Carolina wilderness -- Potee's gal
Congaree sketches. The big swamps of the Congaree -- The Hopkins nigger -- Jonas -- A freshet on the Congaree -- Hell fire -- The rattlesnake -- Sunning on the golden stairs -- Judge Foolbird -- Old Sister -- Old Sister's friends -- Old Sister in heaven -- Old Sister in hell -- The settin' up -- The little old man on the gray mule -- The lake of the dead -- Aunt Dinah's cat -- Murder vs. liquor -- Old Dictodemus -- Jeff's funeral sermon -- Fragment of a Negro sermon -- His day is done -- Ole man Rogan -- Big Charleston -- The yellow crane -- White folks is white folks -- Wild goose nest -- Transmigration -- Belton's spirit -- The animal court -- Ole man Tooga's chile -- Fine my chile -- Purtty little folks -- The falling star -- Jay-birds -- Jack-ma-lantern -- Ole man Rouse -- If you want to find Jesus -- The ghosts of Elm Savannah -- The crow -- Primus -- Jumping-gut -- Cazenova -- Spirit dogs and barking snakes -- Death owl -- De law got Simon -- A fool nigger -- The two ducks -- The mule and the ox -- That quart kept on beckoning me -- Don't 'sturb a houn' -- Don't you play wid married wimmens -- Tad's advice to his son -- Old Sister's advice to her daughter -- Jesus had trouble all over the world
Nigger to nigger. Bur Rabbit. Bur Rabbit in Red Hill churchyard -- Bur Jonas' goat -- The rat -- The dance of the little animals -- The spider and the rabbit -- A roost on the rim of the moon -- The frog and the snake -- The monkey and the elephant -- 'Gators and snakes -- The bell-ringing rat -- Cootas -- A jay bird thief
Nigger to nigger. Funerals. Silas -- Ain't no corn-bread there -- Sister Lucy -- Rejoice ye at dey goin' out -- Fragment of a funeral sermon -- Elizabeth Coleman -- She's at rest -- Funeral of a brother -- She sleeps on a hillside -- The galloping hosts of heaven
Nigger to nigger. Ghosts and angels. Old Moccasin's ghost -- The ghost of White Hall -- The angel of Cow Pen Lake -- The smokehouse angel -- Tyu's angel
Nigger to nigger. Nigger to nigger. Big Annie -- A yellow bastard -- Joe -- A prison -- The hawk and the rooster -- Mensa -- Magic -- Jazy -- The turkey hunt -- Old lady Beck -- Red -- Just one time to die -- Becky -- The savage -- Ruint -- Edecation -- Darlay -- Brass ankles -- A peacemaker -- The death of a turkey hunter -- Lula -- Old man Jim Kinkade -- The water hole -- Pick -- Sweet chile -- Drug up -- Tough
Nigger to nigger. Preachers. Allen's idea of preachers -- A bit of correspondence -- Two prayers -- God -- Virgins -- Old Brother tries to enter heaven -- The harps of God -- Converted -- The bear fight
Nigger to nigger. Slavery time. Gullah Joe -- A slave -- Old man Hildebrand -- The slave barn -- The wild river shore
Nigger to nigger. The swamps. Evil sperrits -- The swamps -- The lonesome hunter -- The king buzzard -- An escaped convict -- Goose pond -- Bannister Bridge
Nigger to nigger. White folks. Thirteen years -- The telephone call -- A damn nigger -- The lynchers -- A bottle of liquor -- Old mammy -- A good looking man -- Three doctors -- A fisherman -- Land rent -- Loyalty -- They oughter had a sign on it -- How to kill an owl -- The ventriloquist -- The courts -- Ain't never own niggers -- Fundamentals -- Tomper's song
Summary Tales of the Congaree
Notes Includes Congaree sketches (1927) and Nigger to nigger (1928)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages lxv-lxix)
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Subject African Americans -- Folklore -- Literary collections.
African Americans -- Literary collections.
Slavery -- Literary collections.
Congaree Swamp (S.C.) -- Literary collections.
South Carolina -- Literary collections.
Genre/Form Literary collections.
Form Electronic book
Author Adams, Edward C. L. (Edward Clarkson Leverett), 1876-1946. Nigger to nigger
O'Meally, Robert G., 1948-
ISBN 1469616173 (electronic bk.)
1469616181 (electronic bk.)
9781469616179 (electronic bk.)
9781469616186 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Congaree sketches