American Folk

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 15, 1998 - Fiction - 191 pages
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A new collection of popular folk stories, drawn from every era of America's history and from all of its diverse regions. Author Charles Sullivan has travelled throughout America to collect these stories from many different sources, retelling them in fresh, interesting ways.

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About the author (1998)

Sullivan is a professor and dean at the University of San Francisco. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from New York University. He also serves as president of the American Foundation for the Arts.

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