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The Resource Stories from the heart : Missouri's African American heritage, collected and told by Gladys Caines Coggswell

Stories from the heart : Missouri's African American heritage, collected and told by Gladys Caines Coggswell

Label
Stories from the heart : Missouri's African American heritage
Title
Stories from the heart
Title remainder
Missouri's African American heritage
Statement of responsibility
collected and told by Gladys Caines Coggswell
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A collection of African American family stories and traditional tales, compiled and brought to print by a master storyteller as she visited Missouri communities and participated in storytelling events over the last two decades"--Provided by publisher
  • "All along the river, from the front porches of Hannibal to the neighborhoods of St. Louis to the cotton fields of the Bootheel and west to Kansas City, stories are being told. This collection of family stories and traditional tales brings to print down-home stories about all walks of African American life. Passed down from grandparents and great-grandparents, they have been lovingly gathered by Gladys Caines Coggswell as she visited Missouri communities and participated in storytelling events over the last two decades. These stories bring to life characters with uncommon courage, strength, will, and wit as they offer insight into African American experiences throughout the state{u2019}s history. Often profound, always entertaining, some of these stories hark back to times barely remembered. Many tell of ordinary folks who achieved victories in the face of overwhelming odds. They range from recollections of KKK activities{u2014}recalling a Klan leader who owned property on which a black family lived as 2the man who was always so nice to us3{u2014}to remembered differences between country and city schools and black schoolchildren introduced to Dick and Jane and Little Black Sambo. Stories from the Bootheel shed light on family life, sharecropping, and the mechanization of cotton culture, which in one instance led to a massive migration of rats as the first mechanical cotton pickers came in. As memorable as the stories are the people who tell them, such as the author{u2019}s own 2Uncle Pete3 reporting on a duck epidemic or Evelyn Pulliam of Kennett telling of her resourceful neighbors in North Lilburn. Loretta Washington remembers sitting on her little wooden stool beside her great-grandmother{u2019}s rocking chair on the front porch in Wardell, mesmerized by stories{u2014}and the time when rocking chair and little wooden stool were moved inside and the stories stopped. Marlene Rhodes writes of her mother{u2019}s hero, Odie, St. Louis 2Entrepreneur and English gentleman.3 Whether sharing previously unknown stories from St. Louis or betraying the secret of 2Why Dogs Chase Cats,3 this book is a rich repository of African American life. And if some of these tales seem unusual, the people remembering them will be the first to tell you: that{u2019}s the way it was. Coggswell preserves them for posterity and along with them an important slice of Missouri history."--Publishers website
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DLC
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Caines Coggswell, Gladys
Dewey number
398.2088/960730778
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR111.A47
LC item number
C35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Caines Coggswell, Gladys
  • University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Tales
  • Oral tradition
  • Missouri
  • Mündliche Überlieferung
  • Volkskultur
  • Alltag
Label
Stories from the heart : Missouri's African American heritage, collected and told by Gladys Caines Coggswell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lisa L. Higgins -- Introduction. Family Stories -- 1. Finding Frankford -- Mrs. Marie Campbell -- Rev. Faye Vaughn -- Mrs. Camie Doolin -- 2. Getting to Know Hannibal -- Mrs. Dorine Ambers -- Mrs. Lillian Jones -- Mrs. Louise Williams -- Angela Williams -- 3. Bowling Green -- Mr. Jerry Grimmett -- 4. St. Louis -- Eldertellers Mrs. Catherine Clemmons, Mrs. Icey Gardner, and Mrs. Mildred Grice -- Carole Shelton -- Mettazee Morris -- 5. In the Bootheel -- Evelyn Pulliam -- Loretta Washington -- 6. Country Schools, City Schools -- Loretta Washington -- Marlene Rhodes -- 7. Why We Tell Stories -- Tracy Milsap -- Coggswell Family Stories -- 8. Change and Continuity in Missouri Storytelling
Control code
277196209
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 141 pages
Isbn
9780826218445
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009008543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)277196209
Label
Stories from the heart : Missouri's African American heritage, collected and told by Gladys Caines Coggswell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Lisa L. Higgins -- Introduction. Family Stories -- 1. Finding Frankford -- Mrs. Marie Campbell -- Rev. Faye Vaughn -- Mrs. Camie Doolin -- 2. Getting to Know Hannibal -- Mrs. Dorine Ambers -- Mrs. Lillian Jones -- Mrs. Louise Williams -- Angela Williams -- 3. Bowling Green -- Mr. Jerry Grimmett -- 4. St. Louis -- Eldertellers Mrs. Catherine Clemmons, Mrs. Icey Gardner, and Mrs. Mildred Grice -- Carole Shelton -- Mettazee Morris -- 5. In the Bootheel -- Evelyn Pulliam -- Loretta Washington -- 6. Country Schools, City Schools -- Loretta Washington -- Marlene Rhodes -- 7. Why We Tell Stories -- Tracy Milsap -- Coggswell Family Stories -- 8. Change and Continuity in Missouri Storytelling
Control code
277196209
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 141 pages
Isbn
9780826218445
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009008543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)277196209

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