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The adventures of High John the Conqueror

Steve Sanfield

The adventures of High John the Conqueror

by Steve Sanfield

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Published by Orchard Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southern States.,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • African Americans -- Folklore.,
    • Tales -- Southern States.,
    • African Americans -- Folklore.,
    • Folklore -- United States.

    • About the Edition

      A collection of sixteen tales about High John the Conqueror, the traditional trickster hero of blacks during and immediately after the time of slavery.

      Edition Notes

      Other titlesHigh John the Conqueror.
      Statementby Steve Sanfield ; illustrated by John Ward.
      GenreFolklore.
      ContributionsWard, John ill.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.S242 Ad 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 113 p. :
      Number of Pages113
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2041299M
      ISBN 100531058077, 0531084078
      LC Control Number88017946

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The Adventures Of High John The Conqueror. Award-winning young adult classic collection about the slave-trickster High John the Conqueror, who always outwits Old Master. Much like the Greek slave Aesop's animal characters, High John was the subject of subversive narrative whose mission was to outsmart his oppressors/5.

Sanfield was the author of more than 30 books, including: The Adventures of High John the Conqueror, Bit by Bit, A Natural Man: The True Story of John Henry, and the recently published The Right Place: 77 At Throughout his life, Steve enjoyed collaborating with other writers, poets and Brand: August House Publishers, Inc.

High John the conqueror was a figure in trickster stories told by African-American slaves; the sixteen stories in this collection illustrate moments in the life of this folk character.

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Tall tales of High John's exploits flourished during slavery, but after emancipation they fell out of circulation and his antics were all but forgotten.

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Drawn from a comprehensive list of sources given in a concluding bibliography, 16 stories about a black folk hero with a genius for outwitting his master.

Slaves and their descendants shared stories about Brer Rabbit with whites, but kept the more obvious rebellion of High John to themselves until recently: as they expressed it in song, ""Got one mind for the boss to see.

The Adventurers of High John the Conqueror is an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book and an International Reading Association Young Adults’ Choice. The Adventures of High John the Conqueror by Steve Sanfield A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions.

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