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By the Work of Their Hands

Studies in Afro-American Folklife
John M. Vlach

BUY Paper · ISBN 9780813913667 · $25.00 · Jan 1992

In this book, America's foremost scholar of African-American folklife revolutionizes our understanding of Afro-American material culture. Bringing to the essays his extensive research into the written, oral, and material sources of Afro-American culture as well as his impressive scholarly knowledge of folklife, social history, anthropology, and art history, Vlach presents the evidence of African influence on black American folklife, both past and present.

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