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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 79

47. John Charles McNeill, “Four Negro Songs,” Century Magazine (February 1902): 554-57.

Four songs purportedly capturing the dialect of African Americans at the turn of the century. The songs are entitled “The Possum and the Coon,” “Profession vs. Practice: Aunt Rachel Jane and Her Piccaninnies,” “The Stolen Melon,” and “The Catfish (Banjo Song).” Five stereotypic, pen-and-ink drawings of African American children by E. W. Kemble accompany the songs.