Discovering American folklife studies in ethnic, religious, and regional culture by Don Yoder

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Published by UMI Research Press in Ann Arbor, Mich .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Material culture -- United States.,
  • Folklore -- United States.,
  • Pennsylvania Dutch -- Social life and customs.,
  • United States -- Social life and customs.,
  • Pennsylvania -- Social life and customs.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementby Don Yoder ; with a foreword by Henry Glassie.
SeriesAmerican material culture and folklife, Masters of material culture, American materials culture and folklore.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE161 .Y63 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 314 p. :
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2199429M
ISBN 100835719731
LC Control Number89020236

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