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Madame Lalaurie Mistress of the Haunted House

Author : Carolyn Morrow Long
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"Long disentangles the threads of fact and legend that have intertwined over the decades. Was Madame Lalaurie a sadistic abuser? Mentally ill? Or merely the victim of an unfair and sensationalist press? Using ... eyewitness testimony, archival documents, and family letters, Long recounts Lalaurie's life from legal troubles before the fire through the scandal of her exile to France to her death in Paris in 1849"--Amazon.com.

Tales from the Haunted South

Author : Tiya Miles
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In this book Tiya Miles explores the popular yet troubling phenomenon of "ghost tours," frequently promoted and experienced at plantations, urban manor homes, and cemeteries throughout the South. As a staple of the tours, guides entertain paying customers by routinely relying on stories of enslaved black specters. But who are these ghosts? Examining popular sites and stories from these tours, Miles shows that haunted tales routinely appropriate and skew African American history to produce representations of slavery for commercial gain. "Dark tourism" often highlights the most sensationalist and macabre aspects of slavery, from salacious sexual ties between white masters and black women slaves to the physical abuse and torture of black bodies to the supposedly exotic nature of African spiritual practices. Because the realities of slavery are largely absent from these tours, Miles reveals how they continue to feed problematic "Old South" narratives and erase the hard truths of the Civil War era. In an incisive and engaging work, Miles uses these troubling cases to shine light on how we feel about the Civil War and race, and how the ghosts of the past are still with us.

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

Author : Christopher R. Fee
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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Bloody Mary s Guide to Hauntings Horrors and Dancing with the Dead

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". . . known as ‘The Poet Priestess of the Spirit of New Orleans’ Bloody Mary is a true spokeswoman of her hometown . . .” —Southern Women Magazine In 15 compelling chapters, Bloody Mary shares with readers her experiences with the ghosts and haunted happenings of New Orleans. Among the tales of the supernatural are: A visit to a haunted sanitarium A meeting with Julie the Ghost of Forbidden Love The story of Madame La Laurie, La Vampyra Meetings with Jean Lafitte, the Gentleman Pirate Encounters with the ghosts in New Orleans graveyards Each chapter ends with “Afterlife Lessons and Warnings” that help readers navigate the seen and the unseen worlds. What makes these stories particularly engaging is Bloody Mary herself. She is not only a psychic investigator, she is also a psychic healer offering healing and kindness to spirits that walk the earth and also helping readers find spiritual lessons in encounters with the spirit world.

Lives of Fort de Chartres

Author : David MacDonald
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The vivid peoples and cultures of eighteenthcentury French Illinois Fort de Chartres, built in 17191720 in the heart of what would become the American Midwest, embodied French colonial power for half a century. Lives of Fort de Chartres, by David MacDonald, details the French colonial experience in Illinois from 1720 to 1770 through vivid depictions of the places, people, and events around the fort and its neighboring villages. Subjects treated in the book include French-Native American relations, the fur trade, early Illinois agriculture, and tensions among different religious orders. Together, the biographies and historical narrative in the volume illuminate the challenges that shaped the French colonies in America. Both informative and entertaining, Lives of Fort de Chartres contributes to a more complete understanding of the French colonial experience in the Midwest and portrays a vital and vigorous community well worth our appreciation.

The Tomb of Marie Laveau

Author : Carolyn Long
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An extensively researched, indispensible guide concerning Marie Laveau and the family members, friends, and strangers interred in the famous tomb. Featuring the first known statement to appear in print of Marie Laveau's own words as to her age and condition of health that was taken in a deposition by a Justice of the Peace on February 24, 1873.

Jambalaya

Author : Luisah Teish
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A priestess of Oshun in the Yoruba Lucumi tradition of Africa blends memoir, folkways, anecdotes, and Afro-American beliefs to celebrate a still-living tradition of personal and communal spiritual well-being and growth

New Books on Women and Feminism

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Haunted America

Author : Michael Norman
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Haunted America takes you on a grand tour of ghostly hauntings through the U.S. and Canada, sweeping from terrifying battle-field specters at Little Bighorn to a vaudeville palace in Tampa, from ghostly apparitions in President Garfield's home in Ohio to the White House in Washington, DC. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

New Orleans

Author : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
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Fodor's New Orleans 2001"Fodor's guides cover culture authoritatively and rarely miss a sight or museum." - National Geographic Traveler "The king of guidebooks." - Newsweek No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. Color planning sections help you decide where to go with or citywide virtual tours and cross-referencing to the main text. Full-size, foldout map keeps you on course. Insider info that's totally up to date. Every year our local experts give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Hundreds of hotel and restaurant choices in all price ranges -- from budget-friendly B&Bs to luxury hotels, from casual eateries to the hottest new restaurants, complete with thorough reviews showing what makes each place special. Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. We've compiled a helpful list of guidebooks that complement Fodor's New Orleans 2001. To learn more about them, just enter the title in the keyword search box.Fodor's Compass American Guides: New Orleans: A full-color guide, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of New Orleans.

Fodor s 93 New Orleans

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New Orleans

Author : Larry Peterson
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New Orleans 94

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New Orleans hosts over 10 million visitors a year and more than 1, 400 major conventions. This guide features the French Quarter and streetcar tours and includes comprehensive restaurant reviews by Gene Bourg, New Orleans' most respected dining crtic. The guide also contains the latest available information on the city's new casino.

Giganten

Author : George Cooper Stevens
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New Orleans 96

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New Orleans 1990

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New Orleans 99

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The complete guide with the best Creole cooking, jazz clubs, and plantation trips.

Fodor s 98 New Orleans

Author : Inc. (NA) Fodor's Travel Publications
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Provides concise information on New Orleans from accommodations and travel to restaurants and sightseeing, plus a walking tour of the French Quarter

Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

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