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Duncan Emrich

Duncan Emrich was the chief of the Folklore Section of the Library of Congress and Professor of American Folklore at American University.

Emrich's book Folklore on the American Land, is a seminal overview of folk beliefs, grammar, and legends of the American way of life. His other books include The Folklore of Weddings and Marriage, The Folklore of Love and Courtship, and The Cowboys Own Brand Book.

Articles by this Author

How folklore, the Reformation, and three inventive New Yorkers turned a dimly known Near Eastern saint into a jolly, secular Santa Claus
A glimpse at the ancient lore of cattle brands
Chief, Folklore Section, The Library of Congress