Halloween in America

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336188

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 6395

Next to Christmas, more money is spent on Halloween decorations and novelties than on any other holiday. This wonderful book has been credited with inspiring the Halloween collecting craze, giving its devotees a chance to celebrate the holiday all year round! In addition to color photography and a brand new price guide, there are also many fascinating insights into Halloween. Most people are familiar with the symbolsghosts, Jack-O'-Lanterns, witches, bats, skeletons, and black catsbut few know about Halloween's past. Why does it exist? What is the origin of trick-or-treating? Why does it fall on October 31st? Through these pages you will experience Halloween celebrations of the past and take a look at Halloween today. For collectors, this is one of the largest collections of Halloween memorabilia.

The Children’s Ghost Story in America

Author: Sean Ferrier-Watson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 7446

 Ghost stories have played a prominent role in childhood. Circulated around playgrounds and whispered in slumber parties, their history in American literature is little known and seldom discussed by scholars. This book explores the fascinating origins and development of these tales, focusing on the social and historical factors that shaped them and gave birth to the genre. Ghost stories have existed for centuries but have been published specifically for children for only about 200 years. Early on, supernatural ghost stories were rare—authors and publishers, fearing they might adversely affect young minds, presented stories in which the ghost was always revealed as a fraud. These tales dominated children’s publishing in the 19th century but the 20th century saw a change in perspective and the supernatural ghost story flourished.

Boyhood in America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Jacqueline S. Reinier

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072150

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 845

View: 1678

The first reference work to focus on the history of American boyhood from the early 17th century to the present, with careful attention to sports, ethnicity, education, and region. * 150+ A–Z signed entries including such wide-ranging topics as cowboys, abuse, drag racing, gangs, and superheroes * 124 expert contributors from a myriad of disciplines, including history, cultural studies, media studies, education, literature, sociology, and anthropology

Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life

Author: Jack Santino

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870498138

Category: Reference

Page: 280

View: 1423

Essays discuss Halloween and related holidays and their adaptation to the modern world, including customs in Ulster, Pennsylvania, Newfoundland, Texas, the Canadian prairie, Vermont, Greenwich Village, and other places

Rooted in America

Foodlore of Popular Fruits and Vegetables

Author: David Scofield Wilson

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572330535

Category: Cooking

Page: 239

View: 3780

A collection of essays that examine how foods express American cultural values

Halloween

The History of America’s Darkest Holiday

Author: David J. Skal

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486805212

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9755

Original, entertaining mix of personal anecdotes and social analysis examines America's perplexingly popular holiday, tracing the tradition's evolution from its dark Celtic history to its emergence as a mammoth marketing event.

Halloween Nation

Behind the Scenes of America's Fright Night

Author: Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589806801

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 2663

America's leading authority on Halloween presents interviews with spooky rock groups, amateur vampires, haunted house creators, champion pumpkin carvers, and more, all in the quest of explaining the nation's unique love affair with this holiday. The collection of essays and interviews explores the pop culture phenomenon that is Halloween, and why we celebrate it the way we do today.

A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

Author: J. W. Ocker

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575548

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 8916

Edgar Award-winning travel writer spends an autumn living in one of America's spookiest tourist destinations: Salem, Massachusetts Salem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history—the Salem Witch Trials of 1692—transformed it into the Capital of Creepy in America. But Salem is a seasonal town—and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40,000 swells to close to half a million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex Street. For the fall of 2015, occult enthusiast and Edgar Award–winning writer J.W. Ocker moved his family of four to downtown Salem to experience firsthand a season with the witch, visiting all of its historical sites and macabre attractions. In between, he interviews its leaders and citizens, its entrepreneurs and visitors, its street performers and Wiccans, its psychics and critics, creating a picture of this unique place and the people who revel in, or merely weather, its witchiness.

Halloween

Author: James Lantos,Applewood Books

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429097078

Category: Social Science

Page: 55

View: 1681

Over 60 images relating to Halloween in a full-color paperback. Part of Applewood's Pictorial America series, the book features images drawn from historical sources and includes prints, paintings, illustrations, and photographs. This small gem is the ideal gift for anyone interested in a concise and beautiful visual history of Halloween in America.

Vintage Halloween Collectibles

An Identification & Price Guide

Author: Mark Ledenbach

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896894464

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 5574

This is a must-have guide for the serious collector of Halloween memorabilia, and anyone who would like to price a piece found at a flea market or in an attic. The detailed captioning is unmatched in any other Halloween price guide. Every piece is photographed, and every piece is captioned with basic information. &break;&break;Over 700 photographs &break;Every entry is accompanies by a photograph &break;Price is given for the condition shown &break;Tabbed to make it easy to find the section you're looking for

Tales, Rumors, and Gossip

Exploring Contemporary Folk Literature in Grades 7-12

Author: Gail De Vos

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563081903

Category: Education

Page: 405

View: 5756

Provides an introduction to the many varieties of contemporary legends, and focuses on their role in the world around us, including tales of racial and gender stereotypes, moralizing gossip, and rumors that express hopes

Timeless Halloween Collectibles, 1920 to 1949

A Halloween Reference Book from the Beistle Company Archives : with Price Guide

Author: Claire M. Lavin

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764321467

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 159

View: 3528

The definitive reference guide for vintage Halloween collectors and designers looking for the best in Halloween graphics. 100s of pieces from the Golden Years of Halloween production, 1920 through 1949, with stock numbers, initial release year, and objects proper name, in over 350 photographs include some never-before-seen items. A value guide accompanies each entry.

The Dance of Time

The Origins of the Calendar

Author: Michael Judge

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611455111

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1471

Traces the mythology, superstitions, and events that influenced the creation of the modern calendar, discussing such facts as the explanations behind the names of the days of the week and the origins of the Easter Bunny.

The Book of Halloween

Author: Ruth Edna Kelly

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291098437

Category:

Page: 96

View: 1459

This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year,—such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is illustrated by selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe'en ideas. Those who wish suggestions for readings, recitations, plays, and parties, will find the lists in the appendix useful, in addition to the books on entertainments and games to be found in any public library. Special acknowledgment is made to Messrs. E. P. Dutton & Company for permission to use the poem entitled "Hallowe'en" from "The Spires of Oxford and Other Poems," by W. M. Letts; to Messrs. Longmans, Green & Company for the poem "Pomona," by William Morris; and to the Editors of The Independent for the use of five poems.

Halloween

Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455605521

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2306

Death Makes a Holiday

A Cultural History of Halloween

Author: David J. Skal

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

ISBN: 9781582343051

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3356

Using a mix of personal anecdotes and perceptive social analysis, acclaimed cultural critic David J. Skal examines the amazing phenomenon of Halloween, exploring its dark Celtic history and illuminating why it has evolved-in the course of a few short generations-from a quaint, small-scale celebration into the largest seasonal marketing event outside of Christmas.

Halloween in Anopha (Thomas & Friends)

Author: Rev. W. Awdry

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375984208

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 312

View: 859

IT IS HALLOWEEN, and Thomas and Mavis are working hard at the quarry in Anopha. On Halloween, Thomas is sent into town to pick up a special cargo, but he cannot see what he is pulling. Thomas loves Halloween, but hopes that his Special is full of treats, and not tricks! From the Hardcover edition.

Halloween

Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday

Author: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469179504

Category: Reference

Page: 539

View: 2708

This big, informed, witty, and entertaining book, actually several books in one, covers all the aspects of the secular holiday unlike any other. Only the exhaustive is interesting. - Thomas Mann HALLOWEEN HISTORY AND TRADITION, THE JACK-O- LANTERN, TRICK OR TREAT, HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, MASKS AND VARIOUS COSTUMES, HALLOWEEN BUSINESS, HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD, HALLOWEEN PARADES AND PARTIES, HALLOWEEN RECIPES AND PARTY IDEAS, HALLOWEEN STORIES AND OTHER LITERATURE, HUNDREDS OF BIG AND SMALL SCREEN DELIGHTS FOR YOUR WATCHING AT HALLOWEEN WITH A FULL, CASUAL, GIANT ANNOTATED FILMOGRAPHY, & COMMENTS ON HORROR IN ARTS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

The Book of Hallowe'en

Author: Ruth Edna Kelley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Halloween

Page: 195

View: 6120