Folktales of Newfoundland RLE Folklore

Bulletin of The New York Public Library 47, no. 4 (April 1943), 273–89. Cited as Weiss, American Jest Books. Welsford, Enid. The Fool: His Social and Literary History. London: Faber and Faber, 1935. xv, 374 pp. Wentz, W. Y. Evans.

Author: Herbert Halpert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317551485

Category: Social Science

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This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in which they are presented. A special transcription system conveys to the reader the accents and rhythms of each performance, and the endnote to each tale features an analysis of the narrator’s language. In addition, Newfoundland has preserved many aspects of English and Irish folk tradition, some of which are no longer active in the countries of their origin. Working from the premise that traditions virtually unknown in England might still survive in active form in Newfoundland, the researchers set out to discover if this was in fact the case.
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An American Icon

The similarity between these two versions accords with Weiss's contention in A Brief History of American Jest Books ( New York : The New York Public Library , 1943 ) , 11 , that only later , i.e. , during the 1830s ...

Author: Winifred Morgan

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874133076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The top hat and stars and stripes that characterize Uncle Sam today were first worn by Yankee actors portraying Brother Jonathan. This book explores the complex emblematic function of the Brother Jonathan figure and its changing meaning through the decades and in a multitude of popular media.
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Guide to the Study of United States Imprints

INDIAN CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES [ B420 ] Narratives of Captivity among the Indians of North America ... in the Edward E. Ayer Collection . ( Publication No. 3. ) ... A Brief History of American Jest Books , " BNYPL 47 ( 1943 ) : 273-89 .

Author: George Thomas Tanselle

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674367618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This book provides a basic guide to the study of the printed matter which has been produced in the United States. The great bulk of research in this field has occurred during the last half century, yet no comprehensive attempt has been made to record it. Recognizing the need for an up-to-date guide to such investigations, G. Thomas Tanselle has compiled a listing of the principal material dealing with printing and publishing in this country. In his introduction Mr. Tanselle surveys the research which has attempted to trace the history of printing and publishing in America from its inception to the present and explains how this material can be utilized effectively. In nine carefully arranged categories he covers bibliographies of imprints of particular localities; bibliographies of works in particular genres; listings of all editions and printings of works by individual writers; copyright records; catalogues of auction houses, book dealers, exhibitions, institutional libraries, and private collections; retrospective book-trade directories; studies of individual printers and publishers; general studies of printing and publishing; and checklists of secondary material. From the mass of material, an appendix selects 250 titles. Although the work is arranged so that the reader may easily locate relevant sections, a comprehensive index provides further aid in finding individual items. "A successful checklist," writes the author, "is not merely a work to be consulted for information but also a nucleus around which additional information can be gathered in a meaningful way; it provides a framework into which the community of workers in a field can place further references in an organized fashion." Guide to the Study of United States Imprints is a reference tool designed to serve both as a guide to research and as a practical manual for use in identifying, cataloguing, and recording printed matter. It will be of enormous value to scholars in American literature, history, and bibliography, to librarians, typographers, and bibliophiles, and to antiquarian book dealers and book collectors.
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100 Years on the Road

U.S. Industrial Commission . ... Van Meter , Charles E. “ Tales from the Road Told by Traveling Ven Themselves . ... Athens : I'niversity of Georgia Press , 1982 Weiss , Harry B. " A Brief History of American Jest Books .

Author: Timothy B. Spears

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300070667

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Drawing on sources such as diaries, advice manuals and autobiographies, this work shows how travelling salesmen from the early-18th century to the 1920s shaped the customs of life on the road and helped to develop the modern consumer culture in the United States.
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Workers in the Metropolis

66 Clearly for many workers, among them Chamberlain and Price, a Baptist who was “Imers' d'' in the East River (“after ... Blacking Up, 181, and Harry B. Weiss, “A Brief History of American Jest Books,” NYPL Bulletin 47 (1943), 285–286.

Author: Richard B. Stott

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501743627

Category: Political Science

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The working class in New York City was remade in the mid-nineteenth century. In the 1820s a substantial majority of city artisans were native-born; by the 1850s three-quarters of the city's laboring men and women were immigrants. How did the influx of this large group of young adults affect the city's working class? What determined the texture of working-class life during the antebellum period? Richard Stott addresses these questions as he explores the social and economic dimensions of working-class culture. Working-class culture, Stott maintains, is grounded in the material environment, and when work, population, consumption, and the uses of urban space change as rapidly as they did in the mid-nineteenth century, culture will be transformed. Using workers' first-person accounts—letters, diaries, and reminiscences—as evidence, and focusing on such diverse topics as neighborhoods, diet, saloons, and dialect, he traces the rise of a new, youth-oriented working-class culture. By illuminating the everyday experiences of city workers, he shows that the culture emerging in the 1850s was a culture clearly different from that of native-born artisans of an earlier period and from that of the middle class as well.
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Checklist of Books Printed in America Before 1800 in the Libraries of Chicago

HARRISBURG , PA , John Wyeth 1796 The American jest book , containing a choice selection of jests . ... 1794 Stiles , Ezra A history of three of the judges of King Charles I. 1796 Law , William Address to the clergy .

Author: Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project

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ISBN: UOM:39015033642573

Category: America

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Bulletin

A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICAN JEST BOOKS By HARRY B. WEISS A conta LTHOUGH the term jest books may be construed so as to embrace all books containing humorous writings , it is herein restricted to the cheap , papercovered , joke books ...

Author: New York Public Library

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The American museum or universal magazine

The AMERICAN JEST BOOK , in two parts . ... The LETTERS of JUNIUS , complete in one volume , with a copious index . Price 6/6 . ... Price 4/2 The ART of SPEAKING , Price : 68 . The HISTORY of AMERICA . In two books . Price 418 .

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America s Humor

The chief collection of early accounts of visits to America is Richard Hakluyt , The Principall Navigations ... Harry B. Weiss , A Brief History of American Jest Books ( New York , 1943 ) , furnishes much information about such ...

Author: Walter Blair

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195027566

Category: American wit and humor

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Shows that forms of humor considered typically American are products of specific historical events from exploration and settlement to the growth of countercultures, and spotlights famous and less-celebrated creators of comedy
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A Mixed Race

Ethnicity in Early America Professor of American Literature Frank Shuffelton Frank Shuffelton. rather on the nobility of the ... The Pope couplet was repeated in the 1833 edition of The American Jest Book, 167. 28. American Jest Book ...

Author: Frank Shuffelton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195075236

Category: Business & Economics

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Focusing on the 18th century and colonial American values, this collection of essays explores the subject of ethnicity in the USA. Moving from questions of race and ethnicity to varieties of ethnic representation, it sheds light on the confrontations of ethnically different peoples.
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The American Bibliopolist

GROTE , GEORGE . History of Greece . 8 vols . , newly bound , tree calf extra , gilt tops , edges uncut . Splendid copy . London , 1862. $ 75 00 HAZLITT . The New London Jest Book . Edited by William Carew Hazlitt . 12mo , cloth , new .

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ISBN: UOM:39015078051292

Category: American literature

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The Publisher s Weekly American Book Trade Journal

The moral of the book is that the influence of The political history which occupies the greater part of a fine ... Brinton , Daniel G. , M.D. Aboriginal AmeriThe jest books and ballads of the seventeenth century , can authors and their ...

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American Unitarianism

Or, A Brief History of "The Progress and Present State of the Unitarian Churches in America." ... that a writer , whose name I will not mention in any connexion with yours , chose to call the book of Proverbs « Solomon's Jest Book .

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044054764766

Category: Unitarian Universalist churches

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The American Magazine and Historical Chronicle

Their A Brief Account of the Province of East New support , their wise counsel , their energies , Jersey . ... Philadelphia , Leonard , Charles C. The History of Pithole . 1827-28 . ... The American Jest Book . Philadelphia , 1789 .

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Publisher: UM Libraries

ISBN: UOM:39015076687709

Category: United States

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The Prose Writers of America

With a Survey of the History, Condition, and Prospects of American Literature. ... Fables , Corneille , Racine , and Molière , -in short , all the jest books , satires , apologies , any thing but what dramatic poets of much celebrity ...

Author: Rufus Wilmot Griswold

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ISBN: PSU:000005954162

Category: American prose literature

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