page includes texts relating to uniquely American expressions of
belief, as well as folklore and superstition.
Drums and Shadows Georgia Writer's Project; Work Projects
Administration, Mary Granger supervisor [1940, copyright not renewed]
Coastal Georgia folklore from the 1930s
and connections to African spiritual practices.
Pow-wows; or Long
Lost Friend by George Hohman.
This is a small book about folk-magic and
healing by a early nineteenth Century Pennsylvania Dutch practitioner
Folk-Lore of the Pennsylvania Germans, by W. J. Hoffman [1888-9]
This is a two-part article from the Journal
of American Folk-lore which covers a miscelleous
range of folklore items from 19th Century rural Pennsylvania, including
folk-magic, home remedies, superstitions and the supernatural.
The Realness of Witchcraft in America By A. Monroe Aurand,
Jr. [1942, copyright not renewed]
This is a little pamphlet about Pennsylvania witchcraft.
Early Life of the Pennsylvania Germans By A. Monroe Aurand,
Jr. [194?, copyright not renewed]
This gives some historical background on
the early Pennsylvania Germans, including details of their religious
The Shakers, who fled persecution in England to flourish in America, are a unique branch
of Christianity with a feminist twist. Known for their handicrafts, the
Shakers declined in the twentieth century due to their vows of celibacy
and the impact of modernism.
The Mormons are the largest world
religion indigenous to America; their revealed
scripture is set in an ancient New World setting.
Sacred-texts has extensive material on
the religions of the Native Americans.