Halloween: An American Holiday, an American History
"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 r...
Halloween: The History of America's Darkest Holiday
Wonderfully well-written, outrageous, and provocative." — Booklist."Entertaining … and scholarly … Like a bag of Halloween candy, the book is a lot of fun." — Boston Globe."Fans of cultural history will devour each chapter … like a toothsome treat." — Christian Science Monitor.Acclaimed cultural critic David J. Skal explores one of America's most perplexingly popular holidays in this original mix of personal anecdotes and social analysis. Skal traces Halloween's evolution from its dark Celtic history and quaint, small-scale celebrations to its emergence as mammoth seasonal marketing event.Skal takes readers on a cross-country survey that covers remarkably divergent perspectives, from the merchants who welcome a money-making opportunity that's second only to Christmas to fundamentalists who decry Halloween a form of blasphemy and practicing witches who embrace it as a holy day. He also profiles individuals who revel in this once-a-year occasion to participate in elaborate fantasies. Their narratives, combined with the author's cultural analysis, offer a revealing look at an intriguing aspect of our national psyche.
Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween
Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays, cornfield mazes, and haunted houses—and, most important, copious amounts of bite-sized candy. The popularity of Halloween has spread around the globe to places as diverse as Russia, China, and Japan, but its association with death and the supernatural and its inevitable commercialization has made it one of our most misunderstood holidays. How did it become what it is today? In Trick or Treat, Halloween aficionado Lisa Morton provides a thorough history of this spooky day. She begins by looking at how holidays like the Celtic Samhain, a Gaelic harvest festival, have blended with the British Guy Fawkes Day and the Catholic All Souls’ Day to produce the modern Halloween, and she explains how the holiday was reborn in America, where costumes and trick-or-treat rituals have become new customs. Morton takes into account the influence of related but independent holidays, especially the Mexican Day of the Dead, as well as the explosion in popularity of haunted attractions and the impact of such events as 9/11 and the economic reces...
Jack-O'-Lantern: The Strange History of the Halloween Pumpkin from Ancient Times to the Present
The jack-o’-lantern is the symbol of Halloween around the world. But how much do you really know about this mysterious pumpkin? Probably not as much as you think! In this first-ever book-length history of the jack-o’-lantern’s long, wild ride through human history, David Acord (author of Old Halloween and Graveyard Groove: The Haunted History of Monster Music) gives you a trick-or-treat sack’s worth of new and fascinating facts. For instance – did you know that for centuries, the jack-o’-lantern had nothing at all to do with pumpkins or Halloween? Or that jack-o’-lanterns were once thought to be cursed souls, shape-shifting pagan faeries, ghosts of criminals and premonitions of death, to name just a few superstitions? From ancient Rome to medieval Europe to 21st-century America, discover the unbelievable truth about the beloved Halloween mascot!Most books on Halloween history only devote a few paragraphs to the jack-o’-lantern story. But there is so much more to learn! Illustrated with rare photos from the author’s collection, “Jack-O’-Lantern: The Strange History of the Halloween Pumpkin” was written for everyone who loves Halloween, folklore and mythology. In its pages you’ll find dozens of legends and eyewitness accounts of encounters with the mysteri...
The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions (Penguin Reference Library)
Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.
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McFarlane Toys The Walking Dead TV Negan's Bat "Lucille" Role Play Accessory
Amass the Walking Dead television series is the most watched drama in basic cable history, shattering records along the way! Season 7 finds Rick and the other survivors in the crosshairs of one of the most ruthless enemies they have ever encountered. McFarlane Toys is sitting shotgun for the ride with more amazingly-detailed action figures from Amass the Walking Dead. In order to establish his own code of conduct to Rick and the other survivors, Negan mercilessly executed the likes of Abraham and Glenn for all to see. After proclaiming "Lucille" Is a thirsty "vampire bat," Negan's pummeling of Abraham and Glenn left "Lucille" Covered in blood and the group trembling in fear.
War of the Worlds
This new 'slimline' jewel case version released to celebrate the 30th Anniversary includes a beautiful 36 page booklet in addition to the fantastic original double album. The album also includes two new audio and video bonus tracks "The Spirit of Man 2009" (featuring Jennifer Ellison and Shannon Noll) and the Justin Hayward Medley. 2 CD set. Sony. 2009.
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