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9 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 17 Issue 1, May 1969
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16431
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Jesse Holmes, the Fool Killer, was a fictitious character invented by Charles Napoleon Bonaparte Evans, editor and publisher of the Milton Chronicle during most of the period form 1841 to 1883. At monthly intervals, letters to Evans from his alter ego Holmes were published in the Caswell County weekly newspaper. These letters, dealing with current topics, and often with local people, proved to be the most popular feature of the Milton paper.
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16432
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Farmers of the coastal plain section of North Carolina can be completely understood by each other and almost incomprehensible to others. Shades of meaning of some phrases or terms depend much on locale, and dissimilar terms sometimes describe an identical activity. Additionally, the passage of time and the advent of new agricultural technology yields a changing and newer dialect.
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16434
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Burley tobacco has long been the chief cash crop grown in the southern Appalachian mountains. Throughout the area one finds a continuity of words and ways involved in burley tobacco production, but there is also colorful variety in local practices and terms.
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16433
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Perhaps no figure common to folklore and literature is more popular than the devil. Also well-known are certain traditions in which men out-wit the devil.
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35306
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The author remarks on the different methods of gathering folklore stories from people; traveling with reporters, for instance, can be beneficial, while some folklorists prefer to start the conversation off with learning about their subjects’ personal histories.
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35304
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The history of Shepherd M. Dugger, who was a folklorist, poet, author, and schoolteacher, amongst other things. He wrote fondly of the region of Banner Elk, also known by its Native American Name, Ottarary.
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35334
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As tobacco was a popular cash crop in North Carolina, the methods and terms used to raise and harvest the tobacco are shared between regions. From preparing the tobacco beds to selling, and touching on hazards and illegal practices, the author gained most of his knowledge from his grandfather. With illustration.
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35336
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An interview conducted by the author, Thad Stem Jr. talks about his usage of folk material in his writings. With illustration “Goose and Grease.”
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