Hush, Child! Can't You Hear the Music?

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Charles Beaumont
University of Georgia Press, 1999 - Social Science - 93 pages
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Hush, Child! Can’t You Hear the Music? is a remarkable collection of black folktales and photographs from rural Georgia. During the 1930s and 1940s Rose Thompson worked as a home supervisor with the Farm Security Administration in middle Georgia. While she worked with farmers and their wives--teaching them to put up preserves, make cotton mattresses, and build chick brooders--she listened to the stories they told. Reading Hush, Child! Can’t You Hear the Music? is like spending an afternoon reminiscing on the front porch. The book is illustrated with photographs taken by Thompson and WPA photographer Jack Delano.
 

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This is a wonderful book. It is amazing. I love this book because it tells me about all of the back tales that were going on. I am a young African American and i love this.

Contents

Preface
ix
Introduction
xvii
Over the Bannister of Time
xxxii
Fiddlers Mountain
6
Cats Toting a Cat
12
Old Lady Mary and the Heifer Shoes
20
Liddy Puritys Cat
27
Old Man Johns Place
35
Everybody Knew Aunt Dilsey
48
Sound the Trumpet
57
Old HyTy
65
The Two Spirits
73
Us All Got to Go
80
An She Didnt Get Tired
88
Epilogue
94
Copyright

Grandmas Ground Pea Patch
43

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About the author (1999)

Rose Thompson was a native of Greene County, Georgia. Before his retirement, Charles Beaumont was a professor of English at the University of Georgia.

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