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Mother Bake My Cake and Kill My Cock: Social Structure and the Irish and American Jack Tales


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Although folk narratives in the southern United States and Ireland are similar, each represent a unique part of their respective cultures while combining to form a single subgenre of folk tales: the Jack Tale. Henigan discusses the Jack Tale tradition of Ireland and the United States to examine the differences in order to demonstrate the ways in which each depends upon and reflects its own cultural climate.
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16305