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NIGHT RIDERS IN BLACK FOLK HISTORY
Foreword by William Lynwood Montell
Based on slave narratives and interviews with descendants of slaves, this fascinating book tells how whites---from the antebellum period through the early 1900s-- intimidated blacks by fostering and reinforcing a dread of the supernatural.
"Fry's brilliantly conceived Night Riders deals in eloquent fashion with what was perhaps the most successful effort of whites, during and after slavery, to control the activities of' blacks at night. . . . This book establishes (Fry] as a folklorist of the first order. "--Washington Post Book World
366 pgs. I I illus.
A BrownThrasher Book