Bruce Jackson’s 1967 study,The Negro and his Folklore in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals (American Folklore Society and University of Texas Press, 1967), was republished this week by the University of Texas Press. The work is about how white Americans in the nineteenth century saw and wrote about African Americans. A copy can be found here: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/jacnep
The Negro and his Folklore is one of three major studies Jackson published in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The other two, Wake Up Dead Man: Afro-American Worksongs from Texas Prisons (1972) and Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me: African American Poetry from the Oral Tradition (1974), were published by Harvard University Press. Wake up Dead Man was brought back into print by University of Georgia Press in 1999, and Get Your Ass in the Water was bought back by Routledge in 2004. All three works are considered classics in American Studies.