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  • Ghosts of the Wild Westby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    A new expanded compendium of spine-tingling tales of Western haunts and horrors more...

  • North Carolina Ghosts & Legendsby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    This collection of tales was originally published as An Illustrated Guide to Ghosts and Mysterious Occurences in the Old North State. To her group of classic stories, Mrs. Roberts has added three new tales about the Carolina coastal areas. The mountains, Piedmont, eastern Carolina, and the Outer Banks all provide settings for the unique and haunting... more...

  • The Gold Seekersby Nancy Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    The first gold rush in the United States did not happen in California, as The Gold Seekers reveals. America's first gold rush was in the South. more...

  • Ghosts of the Southern Mountains and Appalachiaby Nancy Roberts; Bruce Roberts

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    Roberts writes stories from a wide variety of locations: "Night of the Hunt" in Hendersonville, North Carolina; "Return of the Bell Witch" in Adams, Tennessee; "The Shenandoah Stage" in New Market, Virginia; "Chain Gang Man" in Decatur, Alabama; "Fort Mountain" in Fort Mountain, Georgia; "Laura" in Campbellsville, Kentucky; "The Coming of the Demon"... more...

  • Ethnomimesisby Robert S. Cantwell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Wide-ranging and provocative, this book will fascinate all those intrigued by how we create and perpetuate our representations of folklife and culture. Ethnomimesis is Robert Cantwell's word for the process by which we take cultural influences, traditions, and practices to ourselves and then manifest them to others. Ethnomimesis is an element of... more...

  • Sacred Mushroomsby Carl A. P. Ruck

    Ronin Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    In the ancient world, men and women joined cults known as Mysteries to unite with the deities of the otherworld and achieve eternal life. The most important of the Mysteries existed for two millennia at the village of Eleusis. Its deities were Demeter and Persephone, interchangeable in their roles as mother and daughter. The initiations and other... more...

  • Folk Art and Agingby Jon Kay

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    Growing old doesn?t have to be seen as an eventual failure but rather as an important developmental stage of creativity. Offering an absorbing and fresh perspective on aging and crafts, Jon Kay explores how elders choose to tap into their creative and personal potential through making life-story objects. Carving, painting, and rug hooking not only... more...

  • The Stars of Ballymenoneby Henry Glassie

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    In the time of the Troubles, when bombs blew through the night and soldiers prowled down the roads, Henry Glassie came to the Irish borderland to learn how country people endure through history. He settled into the farming community of Ballymenone, beside Lough Erne in the County Fermanagh, and listened to the old people. For a decade he heard and... more...

  • The Well of Remembranceby Ralph Metzner

    Shambhala 2001; US$ 33.99

    In his introduction to The Well of Remembrance, author Ralph Metzner provides a telling explanation of the theme of his work: "This book explores some of the mythic roots of the Western worldview, the worldview of the culture that, for better and worse, has come to dominate most of the rest of the world's peoples. This domination has involved... more...

  • Material Vernacularsby Jason Baird Jackson

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    The role of objects and images in everyday life are illuminated incisively in Material Vernaculars, which combines historical, ethnographic, and object-based methods across a diverse range of material and visual cultural forms. The contributors to this volume offer revealing insights into the significance of such practices as scrapbooking, folk art... more...