book chapter

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

University of California PressBerkeley And Los Angeles • Published In 1960 • Pages:

By: Courlander, Harold.

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.
Subjects
Tillage
Settlement patterns
Routes
Ethos
Slavery
History
Functional and adaptational interpretations
Priesthood
Congregations
Spirits and gods
Music
Organized ceremonial
Prayers and sacrifices
Etiquette
Chief executive
Public finance
Political movements
Sodalities
culture
Haitians
HRAF PubDate
2012
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Caribbean
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Folklorist-5
Analyst
Sigrid Khera ; 1967
Coverage Date
1930-1960
Coverage Place
Haiti
Notes
Harold Courlander
Includes bibliographical references and discography(p. 363-366)
Only introductory material and pages 1-202, 314-371 have been processed for the Haiti File
LCCN
60008760
LCSH
Folklore--Haiti
Folk songs--Haiti
Haiti--Social life and customs