Perdue, Charles L., Jr.

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PERDUE, Charles L., Jr.

PERDUE, Charles L., Jr. American, b. 1930. Genres: Anthropology/ Ethnology, Cultural/Ethnic topics, History, Mythology/Folklore. Career: U.S. Geological Survey, geologist, 1960-64, acting eastern regional geolo- gist, 1964-67; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, assistant professor, 1971-76, associate professor of English and folklore, 1976-92, sesquicentennial associate of Center for Advanced Studies, 1978-79, 1987-88; professor of English and folklore, 1992-; Writer. Virginia Center for the Humanities, resident, 1988. Publications: The Archive of Folk Song Virginia Folklore Index, 1979; Outwitting the Devil: Jack Tales from Wise County, Virginia, 1987; Pigsfoot Jelly & Persimmon Beer: Foodways from the Virginia Writ- ers' Project, 1992; (with N.J. Martin-Perdue) Talk about Trouble: A New Deal Portrait of Virginians in the Great Depression, 1996. EDITOR: (with T.E. Barden and R.K. Phillips) Weevils in the Wheat: Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves, 1976, 1992; (with Barden and Phillips) An Annotated Listing of Folklore: Collected by Workers of the Virginia Writers' Project, 1979. Address: Department of Anthropology, University of Virginia, PO Box 400120, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4120, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]