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New Jersey Folklore and Folk Art

Folklore and Folk Art

"Folk Belief"
pp. 39-50, In The Folklore and Foklife of New Jersey

pp. 29-38, In The Folklore and Foklife of New Jersey

"Folk Music, Folk Song, and Folk Dance"
pp. 59-73, In The Folklore and Foklife of New Jersey
David Steven Cohen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1983

"Chaseworld: Foxhunting and Storytelling in New Jersey's Pine Barrens"
Hufford, Mary T. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992

New Jersey History Kids
Select: "For the Teacher"
Select: "For the Teacher-The Pinelands"
Select: "For the Teacher-Barnegat Bay"
Select: "For the Teacher-Delaware Bay"

Audio and Video

Down Jersey: Songs and Stories of Southern New Jersey
Albertson, Jim. Folkways Records # 005203, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (1985).
Includes the folk song "Hard Times in the Mount Holly Jail" and stories about Sammy Giverson, Captain Kidd, and the Jersey Devil.

New Jersey History Kids
Select: "Enter"
Select: "Continue"
Select: "11-Delaware Bay: The Historic Restoration of Schooners"
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Listen for the song "The Eloisa Moore and the Samuel Jacoby"
Or Select: "10-Barnegat Bay: Decoy Carving"
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Or Select: "9-The Pinelands: Pinelands Fox Chase"
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