Halloween in America

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336188

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 2565

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 Childrenäó»s Ghost Story in America

Author: Sean Ferrier-Watson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 3081

 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: 8075

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: 4715

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

Boyhood in America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Jacqueline S. Reinier

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072150

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 845

View: 1578

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

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: 6876

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


Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday


Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469179504

Category: Reference

Page: 539

View: 3683


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: 2178

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

Diana Lively is Falling Down

Author: Sheila Curran

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440624117

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4695

Like the legendary London Bridge, Diana Lively has been transplanted from England to the Arizona desert. Also, she seems to be falling down. Trained as an architect, top in her class, she makes dollhouses. Widowed young and beautiful, she distrusted people who were kind to her, and married Ted, the one man who wasn’t. Maybe it’s a good thing that Diana Lively’s life is suddenly out of her control. Billionaire American Wally “The Ammo King” Gold also lost a spouse young, and in memory of his beloved Anglophile wife, Wally wants to fund Arthurian Studies at Oxford—and also to bring back to Arizona an expert consultant for his King Arthur Theme Park. Ted Lively, Arthurian scholar, fond of sherry and pretty undergraduates when he can take time off from belittling his wife, most definitely does not want to go and live among the barbarians of Arizona. But Oxford, eager to please Wally, gives him no choice. So the Livelys are off to Phoenix, where Diana pictures deadly scorpions, tarantulas and snakes, and Ted bewails the loss of his children’s perfect accents. And yet, in this most unlikely place, in the most surprising ways, Diana is about to discover that the happiness she thought was lost forever can shower down on her again, can flood her dry life like a lake in the desert, and make it bloom.

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: 2089

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.

The Scorpion and the Frog: a Natural Conspiracy

Author: William A. Borst

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465332731

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 2608

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 Lewis Tribe

Author: Sybil Clara Lewis Holzschuh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469142295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

View: 9643

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.

Crimson Dawn

Author: Landis Schmitt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595194672

Category: Travel

Page: 153

View: 1272

In the summer of 1974, I travelled through India and Nepal with a backpack and a low budget. As a member of an underground yoga sect, I encountered the third world up close and personal. It was a journey in search of my soul which nearly cost me my life. From late night police raids to spear toting natives, I experience the underbelly of life in the third world. Join me on the adventure of a lifetime.

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: 5289

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.

We Celebrate Halloween in Fall

Author: Rebecca Felix

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 161080953X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 3313

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

The Secret of God

Author: Nina White

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449006094

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 646

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...

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: 2928

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.


Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257608063

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6625

In seinem Halloween-Klassiker entführt Ray Bradbury den Leser auf eine Reise, die wieder den Ursprung jenes Tages bewußt macht. Acht Jungen machen sich auf: über den Planeten und durch die Jahrhunderte – von den Grabkammern des alten Ägyptens über den Hexenkult im Mittelalter zum Kostümfest in der Gegenwart.

Halloween Delights Cookbook

A Collection of Halloween Recipes

Author: Karen Jean Matsko Hood

Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.

ISBN: 1594341818

Category: Cooking

Page: 324

View: 1611

For this fun and festive time of the year, author Karen Jean Matsko Hood presents a unique cookbook that is full of tasty and satisfying recipes. Inside are page after page of mouth-watering recipes that will certainly be a hit with family and friends during this special time. Written for the novice cook as well as the accomplished chef, Halloween Delights Cookbook will be appreciated by all. The ingredients for each recipe can be found at your local market throughout the year. Halloween Delights Cookbook is sure to be a valuable addition to your kitchen library and a great gift idea for the chef on your giving list.


An American Holiday, an American History

Author: Lesley Bannatyne

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN: 1455605530

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 7371

"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.