Halloween in America

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336188

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 6468

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: 1476664943

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 9449

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.

Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life

Author: Jack Santino

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870498138

Category: Reference

Page: 280

View: 3021

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

Boyhood in America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Jacqueline S. Reinier

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072150

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 845

View: 8709

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

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: 1794

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

The Book of Hallowe'en

Author: Ruth Edna Kelley

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465578404

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3781

Halloween Favorites in Plastic

Author: Charlene Pinkerton

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764305092

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 111

View: 867

Halloween plastics are one of the fastest growing areas for collectors. Items from the 1940s and the 1950s are quickly gaining value, now matching the prices brought in by papier-mâché, metal, celluloid, and bisque items. This book gives an overall historic perspective of the Halloween collectibles field, 372 colour pictures from many collections, has a price guide, and shows you how to judge plastics quality and tell old from new. Plastics collectors have needed a guide like this since many Halloween collectibles made in Hong Kong and China tend to be confusing.

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: 1269

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

The Dance of Time

The Origins of the Calendar

Author: Michael Judge

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611455111

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 380

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.

Halloween

Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455605521

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2930

Halloween

Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday

Author: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469179504

Category: Reference

Page: 539

View: 9171

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 Real Halloween

Ritual and Magic for the New Millennium

Author: Sheena Morgan

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764122224

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 7386

Recounts the origins and development of Halloween, and provides instructions for traditional and contemporary holiday games, tricks, crafts, and foods, along with rituals, methods of divination, spells, and charms.

Haunted Northern California

Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Golden State

Author: Charles A. Stansfield Jr.

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081174308X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 3198

Northern California has a dark side--a hidden world of ghosts, monsters, and devils.

HALLOWEEN

An American Holiday, an American History

Author: Lesley Bannatyne

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN: 1455605530

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 5309

"Lesley Bannatyne's fascinating book . . . will be widely appealing to anyone who ever wondered where witches, trick-or-treating, and jack-o-lanterns really came from. It is by far the best book on the history of Halloween available today."--Alison Guss, senior producer,"The Haunted History of Halloween," The History Channel"An excellent resource for research into the history of holidays...in the United States...Highly Recommended."--The Book Report"Deserves attention as a recommended library acquisition with years of 'life' to its information."--The Midwest Book Review"Overflows with rich and provocative details of ritual, feasts, superstition, and devilment." --North Carolina Historical ReviewHalloween has evolved from the Celtic celebrations of 2,000 years ago to become today the fastest-growing holiday in the country. This, the only book to completely cover All Hallow's Eve, from its beginnings to the present, examines the ancient origins as well as its traditions and celebrations, from costuming to bobbing for apples. Jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and witches are explained. Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins lurk behind every page.The book traces the contributions of America's immigrants to the holiday, documenting the beliefs each ethnic group has added to the mix. Related recipes, poems, songs, and photos perfectly complement the meticulously documented text. The result is the most educational and entertaining examination of Halloween, its myths, and its truths.

Uninsured in America

Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity

Author: Susan Sered,Rushika Fernandopulle

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520933460

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

View: 6420

Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men and women and dozens of medical providers, policymakers, and advocates from around the nation, this book takes a fresh look at one of the most important social issues facing the United States today. A new afterword updates the stories of many of the people who are so memorably presented here.

Vintage Halloween Collectibles

An Identification & Price Guide

Author: Mark Ledenbach

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896894464

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 5649

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

We Celebrate Halloween in Fall

Author: Rebecca Felix

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 161080953X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2095

Level 1 guided reader that examines how people celebrate Halloween. Students will develop reading skills while learning about Halloween activities and foods.

The Scorpion and the Frog: a Natural Conspiracy

Author: William A. Borst

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465332731

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 8723

To deny that conspiracies exist is to deny history. While there are several chapters on traditional conspirators, from the Masons through the Bilderbergers, the book unveils the ideas that have unified conspiracies into a coherent rendition of evil. This book is an intellectual history of the City of God versus the City of Man, in the ultimate culture war. It does not take a cadre of men in some secret room to effect a unified conspiracy. Like the scorpion in the fable, their ideas become second nature to liberals, socialists, or communists and they act in accordance with their nature.

The Secret of God

Author: Nina White

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449006094

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 3371

In The Secret of God we meet our heroine Sophia, a wealthy American Archaeologist and member of the world's most powerful "Society." Prompted by questions about whether or not God exists, the meaning of life and the purpose of mankind Sophia reveals the ancient secret of God and the hidden truth behind the creation of mankind to her daughter's family when she visits them over the Christmas holidays at their manor in England. If you have ever asked yourself the same questions then this book is for you. For the answers to these compelling questions and more, read on...

The Lewis Tribe

Author: Sybil Clara Lewis Holzschuh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469142295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

View: 6938

The Lewis Tribe, like millions across the world in the new twentieth century, set out to America in search of a better life. This is Sybil Holzschuh's story, and that of her ancestors and descendants.