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Trick or Treat A History of Halloween

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ISBN-10: 1780231873

ISBN-13: 9781780231877

Edition: 2013

Authors: Lisa Morton

List price: $24.95
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Halloween: The Misunderstood Festival
Snap-apple Night and November Eve: Halloween in the British Isles
Trick or Treat in the New World
La Toussaint, Allerheiligen and Tutti i Santi: The Global Celebration
Dias de los Muertos
From Burns to Burton: Halloween and Popular Culture
references
acknowledgements
photo acknowledgements
index