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The Resource Ghostland : an American history in haunted places, Colin Dickey

Ghostland : an American history in haunted places, Colin Dickey

Label
Ghostland : an American history in haunted places
Title
Ghostland
Title remainder
an American history in haunted places
Statement of responsibility
Colin Dickey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dickey, piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and "zombie houses", embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places. With boundless curiosity, Dickey conjures the dead by focusing on questions of the living -- how do we deal with stories about ghosts, and how do we inhabit and move through spaces that have been deemed haunted? Paying attention not only to the true facts behind a ghost story, but also to the ways in which changes are made to those facts and why, Dickey paints a version of American history left out of the textbooks, one of things left undone and crimes left unsolved
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickey, Colin
Dewey number
133.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1472.U6
LC item number
D53 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haunted places
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • TRAVEL
  • HISTORY
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Haunted places
  • United States
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Supernatural
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / General
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • Ghosts
  • Haunted houses
Label
Ghostland : an American history in haunted places, Colin Dickey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Anatomy of a haunting (New York, NY) -- The secret staircase (Salem, MA) -- Shifting ground (St. Francisville, LA) -- The endless house (San Jose, CA) -- The rathole revelation (Georgetown, NY, and Bull Valley, IL) -- The family that would not live (St. Louis, MO) -- A devilish place (Richmond, VA) -- Baby (Reno, NV) -- Passing through (Los Angeles, CA) -- Melancholy contemplation (Moundsville, WV) -- The stain (Danvers, MA, and Athens, OH) -- Awaiting the devil's coming (Charleston, SC, and Douglas County, KS) -- Our illustrious dead (Shiloh, TN) -- The wind through Cathedral Park (Portland, OR) -- The wet grave (New Orleans, LA) -- Among the ruins (Detroit, MI) -- Hillsdale, USA -- Epilogue: Ghosts of a new machine (Allendale, CA)
Control code
ocn936619826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781101980194
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016044006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026532333
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101980194
  • (OCoLC)936619826
Label
Ghostland : an American history in haunted places, Colin Dickey
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Anatomy of a haunting (New York, NY) -- The secret staircase (Salem, MA) -- Shifting ground (St. Francisville, LA) -- The endless house (San Jose, CA) -- The rathole revelation (Georgetown, NY, and Bull Valley, IL) -- The family that would not live (St. Louis, MO) -- A devilish place (Richmond, VA) -- Baby (Reno, NV) -- Passing through (Los Angeles, CA) -- Melancholy contemplation (Moundsville, WV) -- The stain (Danvers, MA, and Athens, OH) -- Awaiting the devil's coming (Charleston, SC, and Douglas County, KS) -- Our illustrious dead (Shiloh, TN) -- The wind through Cathedral Park (Portland, OR) -- The wet grave (New Orleans, LA) -- Among the ruins (Detroit, MI) -- Hillsdale, USA -- Epilogue: Ghosts of a new machine (Allendale, CA)
Control code
ocn936619826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781101980194
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016044006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026532333
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101980194
  • (OCoLC)936619826

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