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A Tree Accurst

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Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780807860915
Pages : 240 pages
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Download A Tree Accurst PDF Full Free by Daniel W. Patterson and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2003-06-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On a wintry night in 1831, a man named Charlie Silver was murdered with an axe and his body burned in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. His young wife, Frankie Silver, was tried and hanged for the crime. In later years people claimed that a tree growing near the ruins of the old cabin was cursed--that anyone who climbed into it would be unable to get out. Daniel Patterson uses this "accurst" tree as a metaphor for the grip the story of the murder has had on the imaginations of the local community, the wider world, and the noted Appalachian traditional singer and storyteller Bobby McMillon. For nearly 170 years, the memory of Frankie Silver has been kept alive by a ballad and local legends and by the news accounts, fiction, plays, and other works they inspired. Weaving Bobby McMillon's personal story--how and why he became a taleteller and what this story means to him--into an investigation of the Silver murder, Patterson explores the genesis and uses of folklore and the interplay between folklore, social and personal history, law, and narrative as people and communities try to understand human character and fate. Bobby McMillon is a furniture and hospital worker in Lenoir, North Carolina, with deep roots in Appalachia and a lifelong passion for learning and performing traditional songs and tales. He has received a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award from the state's Arts Council and also the North Carolina Folklore Society's Brown-Hudson Folklore Award.


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The Ballad of Frankie Silver

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015031154779
Pages : 92 pages
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Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fiction

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781403983503
Pages : 173 pages
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Download Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fiction PDF Full Free by R. Johnsen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2006-08-19 with total page 173 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By examining the feminist interventions of contemporary women writers working in this subgenre, Johnsen advances the existing critical discussion of women's crime fiction. The writers studied here bring research expertise to bear on their chosen historical settings, creating a powerful but widely accessible statement about women in history.



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The Ballad of Frankie Silver

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Publisher : Dutton Adult
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ISBN 10 : 0525939695
Pages : 386 pages
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Download The Ballad of Frankie Silver PDF Full Free by Sharyn McCrumb and published by Dutton Adult. This book was released on 1998 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Obsessed with a nineteenth-century murder in which a young woman was hanged for the crime, Tennessee sheriff Spencer Arrowood suspects that an innocent man is about to die for killing a young couple hiking the Appalachian Trail. 85,000 first printing. Mystery Guild Main, Lit Guild Feat Alt, & Doubleday Alt. Tour.


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The Untold Story of Frankie Silver

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Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN 10 : 9781475917468
Pages : 281 pages
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Download The Untold Story of Frankie Silver PDF Full Free by Perry Deane Young and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-05 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three days before Christmas in 1831, Frankie Silver killed her husband, Charles Silver, with an axe and burned his body in the fireplace. Author Perry Deane Young, whose ancestors were involved in the case, began collecting material about it as a teenager. As a college student, he was astounded to learn that most of what he had been told was actually false. Abused by her husband, Frankie killed in self defense. The laws of that time would not allow her to take the stand and explain what happened. She was unjustly hanged in July of 1833. Young proves the real crime is the way this poor woman has been misrepresented by balladeers and historians all these years. "Perry Deane Young provides important historical background to this fascinating story... Young is able to build suspense, even for a story many of his readers may already know...By personalizing both Frankie Silver's story and his own search for it, Young has given readers an interesting and well-written book about history and the way it is created." --Lynn Moss Sanders in Appalachian Journal "Most of my life I've heard stories about a pretty mountain lady who was hanged for nothing more serious than murdering her husband. Here, and I can say at last after one and a half centuries, is the true account, thoroughly researched and beautifully presented. It's a highroad journey into this Appalachian mystery." --John Ehle, author of The Land Breakers, The Road, The Journey of August King


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Beyond Hill and Hollow

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Publisher : Ohio University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780821415771
Pages : 281 pages
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Download Beyond Hill and Hollow PDF Full Free by Elizabeth Sanders Delwiche Engelhardt and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book to focus exclusively on studies of Appalachia's women, Beyond Hill and Hollow: Original Readings in Appalachian Women's Studies is a pathbreaking collection that firmly establishes the field of Appalachian women's studies. Bringing together the work of historians, linguists, sociologists, social workers, performance artists, literary critics, theater scholars, and others, the collection portrays the diverse cultures of Appalachian women. Appropriate both as a reference and as a classroom text, Beyond Hill and Hollow expands our understanding of Appalachian women's lives.


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Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

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ISBN 10 : 9781469641478
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina PDF Full Free by Fred C. Fussell and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are the heart of a region where traditional music and dance are performed and celebrated as nowhere else in America. This guide puts readers on the trail to discover many sites where the unique musical legacy thrives, covering bluegrass and stringband music, clogging, and other traditional forms of music and dance. The book includes stories of the legendary music of the Blue Ridge Mountains, maps, and contact information for the featured sites, as well as color illustrations and profiles of prominent musicians and music traditions. Chapters are organized county by county, and sidebars include interviews with and profiles of performers, information about various performance styles, and a brief history of Blue Ridge music. The updated second edition adds three new music venues, along with updated information on the almost sixty music sites in Western North Carolina profiled in the previous edition. Also included are new full-color photos, two new artist profiles, and a CD of twenty-six classic songs from the mountains and the foothills.


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Charles Vess' Book of Ballads and Sagas

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Publisher : Titan Comics
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ISBN 10 : 9781785869754
Pages : 246 pages
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Download Charles Vess' Book of Ballads and Sagas PDF Full Free by Neil Gaiman and published by Titan Comics. This book was released on 2018-11-28 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} Collecting together the critically acclaimed The Book of Ballads and Sagas series by the legendary fantasy artist Charles Vess. The award-winning compendium of English, Irish and Scottish fairy tales and folklore returns to print in a sumptuous new collection featuring stories written by multi-award winning author Neil Gaiman (‘Sandman’, ‘Coraline’, and ‘Stardust’), Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonish Jeff Smith (‘Bone’), Aurora award-winning author Charles De Lint, New York Times Bestseller Sharyn McCrumb, Elaine Lee (‘Starstruck’) and acclaimed children’s writer Jane Yolen. This new collection also includes, for the first time since its original publication, back in 1995, Vess’ unfinished epic saga ‘Skade’, and includes an additional 10 pages of artwork that have never been seen before. “Each ballad is a little gem sparkling with restored vitality. It is all here: lust and humor, ghosts and demons, passion and terror, all the things that keep us up at night. What more could the fantasy reader desire?” – SciFi Dimensions “Here Vess reaches the peak of his art, standing proudly with the 19th and early 20th century illustrators who influence him.” – Publishers Weekly “A cloth of rare delight, rich with the perfume of the forest and its graces.” – James Gurney, author of Dinotopia


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From a Race of Storytellers

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Publisher : Mercer University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0865548935
Pages : 208 pages
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Songbooks

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781478021391
Pages : 552 pages
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Download Songbooks PDF Full Free by Eric Weisbard and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2021-04-23 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Songbooks, critic and scholar Eric Weisbard offers a critical guide to books on American popular music from William Billings's 1770 New-England Psalm-Singer to Jay-Z's 2010 memoir Decoded. Drawing on his background editing the Village Voice music section, coediting the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and organizing the Pop Conference, Weisbard connects American music writing from memoirs, biographies, and song compilations to blues novels, magazine essays, and academic studies. The authors of these works are as diverse as the music itself: women, people of color, queer writers, self-educated scholars, poets, musicians, and elites discarding their social norms. Whether analyzing books on Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, and Madonna; the novels of Theodore Dreiser, Gayl Jones, and Jennifer Egan; or varying takes on blackface minstrelsy, Weisbard charts an alternative history of American music as told through its writing. As Weisbard demonstrates, the most enduring work pursues questions that linger across time period and genre—cultural studies in the form of notes on the fly, on sounds that never cease to change meaning.


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Explorer's Guide Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains (Fourth Edition)

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Publisher : The Countryman Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781581577884
Pages : 528 pages
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Download Explorer's Guide Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains (Fourth Edition) PDF Full Free by Jim Hargan and published by The Countryman Press. This book was released on 2012-06-04 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a new, updated edition, this comprehensive guide offers full coverage of both sides of the Tennessee–North Carolina divide. In a new, updated edition, this comprehensive guide offers full coverage of both sides of the Tennessee–North Carolina divide. Spend some time in the woods in two of the most popular national parks in the country—Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You’ll find the best scenic drives, boating, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, skiing, and golf, and great local produce, crafts, music, historic homes, and museums in brick-fronted downtowns and bucolic artists’ colonies.


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ISBN 10 : 9781469626062
Pages : 440 pages
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Download Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains PDF Full Free by Georgann Eubanks and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This guidebook is the first of three regional volumes that invite residents and out-of-state visitors to explore North Carolina while reading literature from our state's finest writers. Organized geographically through a series of eighteen half-day and day-long tours in the western part of the state, the book directs curious travelers to the historic sites where Tar Heel authors have lived and worked. Along the way, travelers can read outstanding excerpts from the writers, evoking the places, customs, colloquialisms, and characters that figure prominently in their poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and plays. More than 170 writers from the past and present are featured in this volume, including Sequoyah, Elizabeth Spencer, Fred Chappell, Charles Frazier, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Robert Morgan, William Bartram, Gail Godwin, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Anne Tyler, Lillian Jackson Braun, Nina Simone, and Romulus Linney. Each tour provides information about the libraries, museums, colleges, bookstores, and other venues open to the public where writers regularly present their work or are represented in exhibits, events, performances, and festivals.


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Hear My Sad Story

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781501701481
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Hear My Sad Story PDF Full Free by Richard Polenberg and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-07 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2015, Bob Dylan said, "I learned lyrics and how to write them from listening to folk songs. And I played them, and I met other people that played them, back when nobody was doing it. Sang nothing but these folk songs, and they gave me the code for everything that's fair game, that everything belongs to everyone." In Hear My Sad Story, Richard Polenberg describes the historical events that led to the writing of many famous American folk songs that served as touchstones for generations of American musicians, lyricists, and folklorists. Those events, which took place from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, often involved tragic occurrences: murders, sometimes resulting from love affairs gone wrong; desperate acts borne out of poverty and unbearable working conditions; and calamities such as railroad crashes, shipwrecks, and natural disasters. All of Polenberg’s account of the songs in the book are grounded in historical fact and illuminate the social history of the times. Reading these tales of sorrow, misfortune, and regret puts us in touch with the dark but terribly familiar side of American history. On Christmas 1895 in St. Louis, an African American man named Lee Shelton, whose nickname was "Stack Lee," shot and killed William Lyons in a dispute over seventy-five cents and a hat. Shelton was sent to prison until 1911, committed another murder upon his release, and died in a prison hospital in 1912. Even during his lifetime, songs were being written about Shelton, and eventually 450 versions of his story would be recorded. As the song—you may know Shelton as Stagolee or Stagger Lee—was shared and adapted, the emotions of the time were preserved, but the fact that the songs described real people, real lives, often fell by the wayside. Polenberg returns us to the men and women who, in song, became legends. The lyrics serve as valuable historical sources, providing important information about what had happened, why, and what it all meant. More important, they reflect the character of American life and the pathos elicited by the musical memory of these common and troubled lives.


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North Carolina Folklore Journal

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105113352277
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Listen Here

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ISBN 10 : 9780813122830
Pages : 706 pages
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Download Listen Here PDF Full Free by Sandra L. Ballard and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 706 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brief biographies and primary / secondary source bibliographies are presented for each author. Authors of note are Harriette Simpson Arnow, Annie Dillard, Wilma Dykeman, Denise Giardina, Barbara Kingsolver, and George Ella Lyon.


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British ballads and songs

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Publisher : University of Missouri Press
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ISBN 10 : 0826203000
Pages : 474 pages
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Download British ballads and songs PDF Full Free by Vance Randolph and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 1980 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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