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  • The Devil's Tramping Ground and Other North Carolina Mystery Storiesby Sue Harden

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    From the first colonization at Roanoke Island, the bizarre and inexplicable have shrouded the Tar Heel State. From history and legend, John Harden records ominous events that have shaped or colored state history. more...

  • Dictionary of American Folkloreby Marjorie Tallman

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Discover the delightful tales, characters, and themes of classic American storytelling in this comprehensive Dictionary of American Folklore . Ever wonder the origins of the fairy tales, myths, and legends passed down from generation to generation throughout America?s long history? From Paul Bunyan to Johnny Appleseed, Marjorie Tallman covers it... more...

  • Dorothea Lange: Photographer of the Peopleby David C King

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to satisfy upper-division undergraduates studying folk belief and narrative and detailed enough to meet the needs of graduate students in the field. more...

  • Dorset Folk Talesby Tim Laycock

    The History Press 2012; US$ 5.82

    <div>These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by local storyteller Tim Laycock. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Dorset reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Dorset has a rich and diverse collection of tales,... more...

  • Downhome Gospelby Jerrilyn McGregory

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 30.00

    Jerrilyn McGregory explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. She examines African American sacred music outside of Sunday church-related activities, showing that singing conventions and anniversary programs fortify spiritual as well as social needs.... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythologyby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00

    From the earliest days of oral history to brightly illuminated modern times, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," catalogs nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed. This is... more...

  • Fameby Tom Payne

    Picador 2010; US$ 8.99

    We may regard celebrities as deities, but that does not mean we worship them with deference. From prehistory to the present, humanity has possessed a primal urge first to exalt the famous but then to cut them down (Michael Jackson, anyone?). Why do we treat the ones we love like burnt offerings in a ritual of human sacrifice? Perhaps because that... more...

  • Famous Texas Folklorists and Their Storiesby Jim Gramon

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2000; US$ 9.99

    Travel Texas with the Calendar of Events occurring all over this great state. more...

  • Feis Tigh Chonáinby Darach Ó Scolaí

    Leabhar Breac 1999; US$ 7.70

    Nua-insint ar scéal Fiannaíochta a cumadh sa 15ú haois. A retelling of a 15th Century tale from the 'Fionn' legend. more...

  • Field Guide to Luckby Alys R. Yablon

    Quirk Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Take Control of Your Destiny!   From the good luck provided by shamrocks, rabbits?s feet, and horseshoes to the misfortune caused by broken mirrors, black cats, and umbrellas opened indoors, our lives are filled with signs and superstitions that guide our destiny and influence our fate.   Fortunately, Field Guide to Luck can help you recognize... more...