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Ghosts Along the Cumberland

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Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
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ISBN 10 : 0870495356
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Ghosts Along the Cumberland PDF Full Free by William Lynwood Montell and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 1987-06 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating collection of ghost stories, tales of the supernatural, death beliefs and death sayings that remain as a vestige of the part in south central Kentucky's "Pennyrile" region. "This unique and extremely valuable book adds considerably to the area of folklore studies in the United States. The material which Montell obtained in his field work is superb." --Don Yoder. "This book is to be recommended to both folklorists and those non-folklorists who read folklore for enjoyment alone. It makes an important contribution to the study of deathlore and, it is to be hoped, will draw added attention to this multi-generic subject area." --David J. Hufford, Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin. "Professor Montell's book can well be viewed as a standard of excellence: a direct, articulate and cataloged approach for future study and implementation in the fields of folklore and oral history." --Joan Perkal, Oral History Association Newsletter. "The book gives fascinating accounts of death beliefs, death omens, folk beliefs associated with the dead, and in the major section, ghosts narratives. A fine combination of scholarship and chilling narration to be relished by firelight in an old deserted house in the hills." --Book Forum. "Professor Montell has arranged beliefs and experiences about death of a particular group of people in such a way that a whole new aspect of the people's lives comes to focus." --Loyal Jones, The Filson Club HIstory Quarterly.


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Ghosts across Kentucky

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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN 10 : 9780813127842
Pages : 280 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (278 downloads)

Download Ghosts across Kentucky PDF Full Free by William Montell and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2010-09-12 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Lynwood Montell has collected ghost tales all over the state of Kentucky, from coal mining settlements to river landings, from highways to battlefields. He presents these suspense-filled stories just as he first heard or read them: as bona fide personal experiences or as events witnessed by family members or friends. There are over 250 stories in Ghosts across Kentucky that are set in specific places and times. They include tales of graveyards, haunted dormitories, animal ghosts, and vanishing hitchhikers. Montell describes weird lights, unexplained sounds, felt presences, and disappearing apparitions. Phantom workmen, fallen soldiers, young lovers, and executed criminals appear in these pages, along with the living who chance upon them. Though the focus is on the stories themselves, Montell also includes a chapter explaining our fascination with the supernatural and the deep truths these storytelling traditions reveal about our lives and our pasts.William Lynwood Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, is the author of several books, including Killings."


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Ghost Stories from the American South

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Publisher : august house
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ISBN 10 : 0935304843
Pages : 170 pages
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Download Ghost Stories from the American South PDF Full Free by W. K. McNeil and published by august house. This book was released on 1985 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects Southern legends and folk tales about haunted houses, supernatural events, and the appearances of ghosts


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Tales of Kentucky Ghosts

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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN 10 : 9780813173870
Pages : 220 pages
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Download Tales of Kentucky Ghosts PDF Full Free by William Lynwood Montell and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book, William Lynwood Montell has assembled an entertaining and diverse array of tales from across the commonwealth that will keep you checking under the bed every night. The first-person accounts in this collection showcase folklore that Montell has drawn from archives, family stories, and oral traditions throughout Kentucky. The stories include that of the ghost bride of Laurel County, who appears each year on the anniversary of her wedding day; the tale of the murdered worker who haunts the Simpson County home of his killer and former employer; and the account of the lost mandolin that plays itself in a house in Graves County. These and many other chilling stories haunt the pages of Tales of Kentucky Ghosts. In the tradition of Montell's previous Kentucky ghost books (Ghosts across Kentucky and Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky), Tales of Kentucky Ghosts brings together a variety of terrifying narratives that not only entertain and frighten but also serve as a unique record of Kentucky's rich heritage of storytelling.


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Grassroots Music in the Upper Cumberland

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Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
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ISBN 10 : 1572335459
Pages : 340 pages
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Download Grassroots Music in the Upper Cumberland PDF Full Free by William Lynwood Montell and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays by various authors detailing the richness of music that has emanated from Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee and Kentucky since the 1700's.


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Ghosts of the Bluegrass

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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN 10 : 9780813173566
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Ghosts of the Bluegrass PDF Full Free by James McCormick and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2009-10-02 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Ghosts of the Bluegrass, James McCormick and Macy Wyatt present stories of Kentucky ghosts past and present. Some of the tales are set in rural areas, but many take place in urban areas such as the haunted house on Broadway in downtown Lexington and in buildings on the University of Kentucky campus, where Adolph Rupp is said to have conversed with the deceased biology professor Dr. Funkhouser. This volume contains chapters on haunted places, poltergeists, communication with the dead, and ghosts who linger to resolve unfinished business from their past lives, as well as a chapter about ghosts who reveal themselves through lights, changes in temperature, or sound. The book even features a chilling account by a nineteenth-century family haunted in their Breckinridge County home. Whether witnesses believe that a spirit has come to protect those it left behind or to complete an unfinished task, ghostly appearances remain a mystery. As McCormick and Wyatt point out, there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to the supernatural. One thing is certain: these tales will bring pleasure and perhaps a goose bump or two to the reader interested in ghost stories and folklore in the Kentucky tradition.


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Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9781440834912
Pages : 403 pages
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Download Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend PDF Full Free by June Michele Pulliam and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2016-09-26 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With entries that range from specific works to authors, folklore, and popular culture (including music, film, television, urban legend, and gaming), this book provides a single-volume resource on all things ghostly in the United States and in other countries. • Provides accessible, interesting, and fun-to-read information authored by expert researchers and coedited by scholars who are experts on the topic of ghosts across human culture • Presents analytical discussions of the figure of the ghost in each work that will be beneficial to students in film studies, English, or other classes tasked with writing an essay on the horror genre or ghost films and books • Explores how the idea of the ghost implies belief in there being more to human existence than the physical body and is intrinsically connected to the concept of the afterlife—and how these concepts often coexisted uneasily with beliefs regarding afterlife in religious theologies


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Kentucky Ghosts

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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN 10 : 9780813146249
Pages : 64 pages
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Download Kentucky Ghosts PDF Full Free by William Lynwood Montell and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2014-04-23 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: " Headless visions -- howls and moans -- ghostly ladies dressed in black and white -- a fiddling spirit dancing on the road. Such are the sights and sounds that inhabit the pages of Lynwood Montell's Kentucky Ghosts. This collection is representative of the rich tradition of ghost or "haint" tales passed on through the ages and across cultures as a way of dealing with death and the lore of the spirit world. In retelling the tales, Montell has included details about architecture, geography, and local culture. Each tale is told in the voice of the narrator who believe the story to be true. And, who knows... ?


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Storytellers

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 10 : 0820312673
Pages : 404 pages
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Download Storytellers PDF Full Free by John A. Burrison and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents 260 of the rural South's best stories collected over a twenty year period, with their roots in Anglo-Saxon, African-American, and Native American traditions


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The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore

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Publisher : University of Alabama Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780817308131
Pages : 179 pages
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Download The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore PDF Full Free by Alan Brown and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Alan Brown has done an excellent job of collecting ghostlore from throughout Alabama ... his book is the most important volume published to date on alabama ghost traditions". -- W.K. McNeil The Ozark Folk Center


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Shadows and Cypress

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 160473664X
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Shadows and Cypress PDF Full Free by Alan Brown and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2000 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A bewitching convocation of Dixie's most frightening ghost tales From backwaters as dark as a cypress swamp to nooks as mysterious as a musty college library, southerners have conjured spirits and told ghost stories. "Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories" is a Dixie s(r)ance that summons ghost tales from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Collecting more than a dozen stories from each state, this book channels the South's entire panorama of creepy locales into one volume. The limestone caves of Kentucky, the swamps of Louisiana and Florida, the pine hills and hollows of Appalachia, and the plains of Texas -- these are perfect haunts for a host of narratives about visitors from the spirit world. The many cultures that converged in the American South enriched the region's ghost stories. "Shadows and Cypress" taps African American, French, Hispanic, and Scotch-Irish storytelling traditions to capture the distinctive signatures that each has left on ghostlore. Throughout the region, the southern ghost story is hardly a curio from the crypt. It's still alive and well. Folklorist Alan Brown draws stories from crannies as contemporary as the college dormitory or cars parked on a lover's lane. To give the reader the unique experience of hearing a classic ghost story told, Brown presents these tales exactly as they were recorded in his field research or as archived in the trove of the WPA oral collections. A wide variety of spectres found only in this region arise in "Shadows and Cypress." The fillet and loogaru from Louisiana, plat-eye from South Carolina, and haints from across Dixie are among the creatures bumping in the night. Beginning with the Revolutionary War and continuing to present day, this generous gathering of tales will chill and delight readers and long haunt shelves as a comprehensive sourcebook of the region's supernatural allure. Alan Brown is a professor of English at the University of West Alabama. He has published several books, including "Dim Roads and Dark Nights" (1993) and "The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore" (1996).


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Landscapes of Fear

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Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780816684953
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Landscapes of Fear PDF Full Free by Yi-Fu Tuan and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2013-04-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To be human is to experience fear, but what is it exactly that makes us fearful? Landscapes of Fear—written immediately after his classic Space and Place—is renowned geographer Yi-Fu Tuan’s influential exploration of the spaces of fear and of how these landscapes shift during our lives and vary throughout history. In a series of linked essays that journey broadly across place, time, and cultures, Tuan examines the diverse manifestations and causes of fear in individuals and societies: he describes the horror created by epidemic disease and supernatural visions of witches and ghosts; violence and fear in the country and the city; fears of drought, flood, famine, and disease; and the ways in which authorities devise landscapes of terror to instill fear and subservience in their own populations. In this groundbreaking work—now with a new preface by the author—Yi-Fu Tuan reaches back into our prehistory to discover what is universal and what is particular in our inheritance of fear. Tuan emphasizes that human fear is a constant; it causes us to draw what he calls our “circles of safety” and at the same time acts as a foundational impetus behind curiosity, growth, and adventure.


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Conversations with Kentucky Writers II

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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN 10 : 9780813159089
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Conversations with Kentucky Writers II PDF Full Free by Linda Elisabeth LaPinta and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2014-10-17 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this sequel to Conversations with Kentucky Writers, L. Elisabeth Beattie brings together in-depth interviews with sixteen of the state's premiere wordsmiths. This new volume offers the perspectives of poets, journalists, and scholars as they discuss their views on creativity, the teaching of writing, and the importance of Kentucky in their work. They talk frankly about how and why they do what they do. The writers speak for themselves, and their thoughts come alive on the page. Beattie's interviews reveal the allegiances and alliances among Kentucky writers that have shaped literary trends by bringing together people with shared interests, values, subjects, and styles. The interviewees include authors who are captivated in other writers and in what they have to say about the process and craft of writing; educators who are interested in Kentucky writers and what their work reveals about the nature of creativity; and historians who are concerned with Kentucky's literary and cultural heritage. The interviews reveal patterns in Kentucky literature from mid-century to the millennium, as authors talk about how their sense of place has changed over the decades and reveal the ways in which the roots of Kentucky writing have produced a literary flowering at the century's end. Includes: Sallie Bingham, Joy Bale Boone, Thomas D. Clark, John Egerton, Sarah Gorham, Lynwood Montell, Maureen Morehead, John Ed Pearce, Ameilia Blossom Pegram, Karen Robards, Jeffrey Skinner, Frederick Smock, Frank Steele, Martha Bennett Stiles, Richard Taylor, and Michael Williams.


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Ghost Hunters of the South

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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781628468861
Pages : 402 pages
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Download Ghost Hunters of the South PDF Full Free by Alan Brown and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2009-09-18 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Southerners are accustomed to hearing stories of a residence, an old hotel, a mansion, or a battlefield being haunted. In Ghost Hunters of the South, Alan Brown shows that ghostlore is no longer enough for some. The forty-four ghost hunting groups he profiles in this book pack cameras, Geiger counters, thermal scanners, oscilloscopes, tape recorders, computers, and dowsing rods to find and record elusive proof of supernatural activity. With candor, the directors and team members reveal the passions and even obsessions that lead them to this expensive, time-consuming, and sometimes dangerous and chilling pursuit of evidence of the spirit realm. Brown interviews enthusiasts from twelve states—Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Ghost Hunters of the South takes the reader along on exciting and fearful investigations of places such as the Myrtles, St. Francis Inn, Chickamauga Battlefield, Bob Mackey's Music World, Old Talbott Tavern, North Carolina State Capitol, Granberry Opera House, and 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant. Brown participates in some of the investigations to gain a full and objective understanding of teachers, doctors, accountants, housewives, and law enforcement personnel, who devote much of their free time to a quest that many outsiders view with skepticism if not scorn. In fascinating, frightening, and sometimes humorous accounts, Brown highlights the determination of these individuals to answer the question: “What happens to the soul after death?”


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Spookiest Stories Ever

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Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
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ISBN 10 : 9780813139470
Pages : 280 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (394 downloads)

Download Spookiest Stories Ever PDF Full Free by Roberta Simpson Brown and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If tree branches scratching at your window on a stormy April night or the hot, sticky oppression of a stifling summer's day puts fear into your heart. Or rustling November leaves, and the chill that sneaks into your bones during the darkened days of winter makes you quiver with anxiety, then reading spooky thrillers shouldn't wait until October. From masterful storytelling duo Roberta and Lonnie Brown comes Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts, a creepy collection of tales from their home state. Featuring familiar Kentucky landmarks such as the Palace Theater and the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville and Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, these accounts from across the commonwealth are sure to put a tingle in the reader's spine. These notable stories, including tales of the "chime child" who can see and talk to ghosts, graveside appearances, and the Spurlington Witch of Taylor County, occur in all four seasons and come from every corner of Kentucky. An essential part of the American storytelling tradition, these ghost stories will delight readers who love getting goose bumps all year long.


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Publisher : Copyright Office, Library of Congress
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105119498454
Pages : 1492 pages
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Classic American Ghost Stories

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Publisher : august house
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ISBN 10 : 0874831156
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Classic American Ghost Stories PDF Full Free by Deborah L. Downer and published by august house. This book was released on 1990 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of two hundred years of ghost lore compiles purportedly true stories from newspapers, journals, and magazines from across the United States