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7 results for North Carolina Folklore Journal Vol. 10 Issue 2, Dec 1962
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16475
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Ballad 301 in the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina folklore concerns Frankie Silver, who murdered her husband just before Christmas in 1831, burned the corpse, suggested that he drowned but was found guilty and hung in 1832. Her ballad is one she is reputed to have composed by way of confession and sung from the scaffold.
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16473
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Courtship and marriage customs in North Carolina in the 1840s are humorously and vividly described by an unknown contributor in a series of three letters to the SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, the New York weekly which published popular humor in the middle decades of the 19th-century. These letters emphasize the significance in community life of birth, marriage, and death.
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16474
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Free discusses the various magical attributes of tobacco and how it is used in southern life.
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35192
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Including photographs, poems, a speeches, and quotes, the author describes the annual tradition of firing guns on New Year’s Day. It had been brought over from Germany and taken up by many of the residents in Cherryville, NC.
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35190
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This is an anonymously published poem written in a combination of English and Latin, describing an incident of a student of throwing a rock at the University of Mississippi’s president, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet. Deduced later to have been written by President Longstreet, he pokes fun at himself for being the victim of the event.
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35189
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This is a letter written by the author in 1812, describing the events of a social holiday he partook in with several friends: hiking to Table Rock and partying on the way there and back.
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35191
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The author narrates some of the stories told to her by her grandfather about the infamous Lowery brothers, who started robbing banks with their gang during the Civil War.
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