Roger David Abrahams (June 12, 1933 - June 20, 2017) was a prominent folklorist and balladeer with The Foc'sle singers.
His work focused on the expressive cultures and cultural histories of the Americas, with a specific emphasis on African American peoples and traditions. He was the Hum Rosen Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught in the Department of Folklore and Folklife. He was the author of a large number of books, among which…
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