Courlander, Harold, 1908-1996. The drum and the hoe: life and lore of the Haitian people

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Title: The drum and the hoe: life and lore of the Haitian people

Published By: Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1960. xvi, 1-202, 314-371 p.: ill.

By line: Harold Courlander

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Haitians (SV03)

Subjects: Tillage (241); Settlement patterns (361); Routes (487); Ethos (181); Slavery (567); History (175); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Priesthood (793); Congregations (794); Spirits and gods (776); Music (533); Organized ceremonial (796); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Etiquette (576); Chief executive (643); Public finance (652); Political movements (668); Sodalities (575);

Abstract: After an account of Haitian history the author brings a detailed description of Haitian religion and folklore, pointing out elements which he considers to have originated in a particular African region. Social organization and economy are discussed in a generalized way.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: sv03-002

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Only introductory material and pages 1-202, 314-371 have been processed for the Haiti File.

Field Date: 1937-1955

Evaluation: Folklorist-5

Analyst: Sigrid Khera ; 1967

Coverage Date: 1930-1960

Coverage Place: Haiti

LCSH: Folklore--Haiti//Folk songs--Haiti//Haiti--Social life and customs


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