Witches, Ghost and Signs Folklore of the Southern Appalachians

ISBN-10: 1933202203

ISBN-13: 9781933202204

Edition: 2nd 2008

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Speech of the Mountaineers
Dialect and Accent
Words and Expressions
Traditional Activities and Customs
The Molasses Boiling
Bean Stringings and Apple Peelings
The Corn Shuckin'
Wheat-threshing Time
The Quilting Bee
The "Literary"
Box Suppers and Pie Socials
The Singing School
Halloween
Christmas
Wakes
Play Parties
The Big Meetin'
Serenade for Newlyweds
The Infare
The Party Line
Ghostlore
Jim Barton's Fiddle
The Ghost of Mrs. Green
The Woman Who Came Crying
The Passing Soul
The Ghost of the Jilted Girl
The Vengeful Ghost of the Murdered Girl
The Ghost of the Peddler on Third Run
The Collins Betts Peddler
The Crying Infant
The Headless Horseman of Powell Mountain
The Shue Murder Case
The Tragic Story of Ellen and Edward
The Lover's Ghost
A Haunted House
The Poltergeist of Petersburg
The Mother-in-Law's Revenge
The Ghost Rider
The Ghost Rides With Her Lover
The Dog Ghost of Peach Tree
The Hitch-hiker
The Phantom Wagon
Add's Image
The Graveyard Ghost
The Peddler's Ghost of Maysville
The Ghosts of Echo Rock
Three Headless Ghosts
The White Bird
The Ghost of the Murdered Storekeeper
The Ghost of the Mistreated Husband
The Peddler's Ghost of Pendleton County
The Old Haunted House of Nicholas County
A Mysterious Disappearance
The Fireside Ghost
The Chain
The Haunted House at Renick
The Stroop House Ghost
The Informing Revenant
A Ghost Returns for His Head
The Woman in White
The Headless Rider of Spruce Lick
The Headless Horseman of Braxton County
The Ghost of Sally Robinson
The Crying Baby
The Ghost of the Card Player
An Errant Husband is Disciplined
The Walking Ghost
The Ghost of the Crites Mountain Schoolhouse
The Hidden Treasure of Bear Fork
Wizard Clip
Folk Cures
Nature Lore and Rules for Farming
Superstitions
Witchcraft
The White Art
Uncle Johnnie Bewitches the Cows
Uncle Johnnie Frightens Mrs. Dickens
Death and Burial of Uncle Johnnie
The Black Cat Murders
The Witch of Booger Hole
The Sad Death of Mary Fisher
The Witch Doctor's Silver Bullet
The Violent Witch
The Witch of Buck Run
The Witchery of Mary Leadum
The Mysterious Doe
A Witch's Spell Taken Off
The Raccoon Witch
The Witch's Funeral
The Bewitched Pigs
The Witch of Bull Run Meets Her Match
The Witch Man of Calhoun County
The Devil Takes His Victim
How Witches Got Milk and Butter
The Milk Witch of Wood County
The Gilmer County Witch Plays a Trick
The Black Cat is Beaten
Another Way to Break a Spell
How to Kill a Witch
White Bear
A Young Man Fixes the Witch of Bull Run
Recollections of Witchcraft
Appendix
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