Mules and Men - Hoodoo, Chapters 1 through 7 Summary & Analysis

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Hoodoo, Chapters 1 through 7 Summary

In chapter one, Hurston notes that she could spend much more time gathering the stories and folklore of the black culture, but that she's aware that there's a limit to her resources and she still has to gather information about the "hoodoo." Hurston notes that in the first six days, God created world. She says those were six days of "magic spells and mighty words." On the seventh, according to Hurston, God rested and man was created "around half-past five on the sixth day," meaning that man doesn't know how any of the previous creations occurred. Hurston says that hoodoo is founded and based on secrecy, meaning that nobody really talks about where it "begins and ends" except to other believers. In an effort to prepare to write about hoodoo, Hurston searches for a teacher. She finds a woman...

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