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Death makes a holiday : a cultural history of Halloween

Author: David J Skal
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an in-depth study of one of America's most popular and complex holidays, tracing its history back to Celtic lore and legend, explaining how it has evolved into its current form, and exploring its various traditions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Skal
ISBN: 158234230X 9781582342306
OCLC Number: 50564803
Description: viii, 224 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Candy man's tale --
Halloween machine --
Witch's teat --
Home is where the hearse is or, how to haunt a house --
Devil on Castro street and other skirmishes in the culture wars --
Halloween on screen --
September 11 and October 31.
Responsibility: David J. Skal.

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Offers an in-depth study of one of America's most popular and complex holidays, tracing its history back to Celtic lore and legend, explaining how it has evolved into its current form, and exploring its various traditions.

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