The Resource A season with the witch : the magic and mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, J.W. Ocker

A season with the witch : the magic and mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, J.W. Ocker

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A season with the witch : the magic and mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts
Title
A season with the witch
Title remainder
the magic and mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts
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J.W. Ocker
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eng
Summary
"A single event in its 400 years of history--the Salem Witch Trials of 1692--forever changed the city's character and reputation in America. Salem has never left the shadow of those days but instead thrives as a haven of the bizarre and a modern outpost for the weird. Despite its year-round eldritch spirit, Salem is a seasonal town--and its season happens to be Halloween. Every October, this small city of 40,000 swells to close to half a million as witches, goblins, ghouls, and ghosts (and their admirers) descend on Essex Street. For the fall of 2015, occult enthusiast J.W. Ocker moved his family of four to downtown Salem to experience firsthand a season with the witch, visiting all of its historical sites and macabre attractions. In between, he interviews its leaders and citizens, its entrepreneurs and visitors, its street performers and Wiccans, its psychics and critics. From these exchanges, he creates a picture of this unique place and the people who revel in, or merely weather, its witchiness. Experience the thrills (and chills) of Halloween through the eyes of a curious and adventurous outsider in the city that has defined this day for generations."--Back cover
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DLC
Dewey number
133.4/3097445
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1575
LC item number
.O25 2016
Literary form
non fiction
A season with the witch : the magic and mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, J.W. Ocker
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A season with the witch : the magic and mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, J.W. Ocker
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Salem for a spell -- Welcome to Witch City -- On a witch hunt -- Witch way to the gallows -- Wax witches -- The art of selling Salem -- Witches vs. pirates -- Grave magistrates and judges not -- A walk on the weird side -- Fictitious witches -- The real witches of Essex County -- More than witches to fear in Salem -- That's Hawthorne, with a "w," as in "witch" -- The "city" in Witch City -- Witch citizens -- H-day -- Epilogue: Salem after the spell
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ocn951563326
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23 cm.
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Extent
xiv, 338 pages
Isbn
9781581573398
Lccn
2016023647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)951563326

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