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Ghostland : an American history in haunted places / Colin Dickey.

Dickey, Colin, (author.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Garrett PL - Garrett 133.1097 DIC (Text) 30010170845047 Nonfiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 133.1 DICKEY (Text) 33946003249914 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781101980200
  • ISBN: 1101980206
  • Physical Description: xii, 320 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2017

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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).
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Haunted places > United States.
Ghosts > United States.

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