The Resource Halloween : The History of America's Darkest Holiday, David J. Skal, (electronic resource)

Halloween : The History of America's Darkest Holiday, David J. Skal, (electronic resource)

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Halloween : The History of America's Darkest Holiday
Title
Halloween
Title remainder
The History of America's Darkest Holiday
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David J. Skal
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eng
Summary
Wonderfully well-written, outrageous, and provocative." {u2014} Booklist. "Entertaining {u2026} and scholarly {u2026} Like a bag of Halloween candy, the book is a lot of fun." {u2014} Boston Globe. "Fans of cultural history will devour each chapter {u2026} like a toothsome treat." {u2014} Christian Science Monitor. Acclaimed cultural critic David J. Skal explores one of America's most perplexingly popular holidays in this original mix of personal anecdotes and social analysis. Skal traces Halloween's evolution from its dark Celtic history and quaint, small-scale celebrations to its emergence as mammoth seasonal marketing event. Skal takes readers on a cross-country survey that covers remarkably divergent perspectives, from the merchants who welcome a money-making opportunity that's second only to Christmas to fundamentalists who decry Halloween a form of blasphemy and practicing witches who embrace it as a holy day. He also profiles individuals who revel in this once-a-year occasion to participate in elaborate fantasies. Their narratives, combined with the author's cultural analysis, offer a revealing look at an intriguing aspect of our national psyche
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Dewey number
394.2646
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LC call number
GT4965
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Halloween : The History of America's Darkest Holiday, David J. Skal, (electronic resource)
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Halloween : The History of America's Darkest Holiday, David J. Skal, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource (272 pages)
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9780486812823
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9780486812823
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