We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Ghostland: an American history in haunted places
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
New York, New York : Viking, [2016].
Physical Desc:
xiii, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
Central
133.12 D551 2016
Valley Hi-North Laguna
133.12 D551 2016
Description

Dickey, piqued by a house hunt in LA 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. --

Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Belle Cooledge
133.12 D551 2016
Due Jul 9, 2022
Central
133.12 D551 2016
On Shelf
Fair Oaks
133.12 D551 2016
Due Jul 16, 2022
Valley Hi-North Laguna
133.12 D551 2016
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101980194, 1101980192, 9781101980200

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index.
Description
Dickey, piqued by a house hunt in LA 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. --,from dust jacket.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Dickey, C. (2016). Ghostland: an American history in haunted places. New York, New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dickey, Colin. 2016. Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places. New York, New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dickey, Colin, Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places. New York, New York: Viking, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dickey, Colin. Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places. New York, New York: Viking, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
200a1b77-5b57-fba3-0e62-b673af1cf1b6
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeMarked for Re-extraction
Last File Modification TimeJun 25, 2022 02:21:49 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJun 30, 2022 02:08:35 AM

MARC Record

LEADER03384cam 2200457 i 4500
001ocn936619826
003OCoLC
00520180508113141.0
008160923t20162016nyu      b    001 0deng  
010 |a 2016044006
020 |a 9781101980194
020 |a 1101980192
020 |a 9781101980200
040 |a DLC|b eng|e rda|c DLC|d YDXCP|d BDX|d BTCTA|d LF3|d ZQP|d UPZ|d SO$|d JQM|d JP3|d IHX
042 |a pcc
043 |a n-us---
049 |a JRSA
05000|a BF1472.U6|b D53 2016
08200|a 133.10973|2 23
099 |a 133.12 D551 2016
1001 |a Dickey, Colin,|e author.
24510|a Ghostland :|b an American history in haunted places /|c Colin Dickey.
264 1|a New York, New York :|b Viking,|c [2016]
264 4|c ©2016.
300 |a xiii, 320 pages ;|c 24 cm
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index.
50500|t The Unhomely: houses and mansions --|t The Secret Staircase (Salem, MA) --|t Shifting Ground (St. Francisville, LA) --|t The Endless House (San Jose, CA) --|t The Rathole Revelation (Georgetown, NY, and Bull Valley, IL) --|t The Family That Would Not Live (St. Louis, MO) --|t After Hours : bars, restaurants, hotels, and brothels --|t A Devilish Place (Richmond, VA) --|t Baby (Reno, NV) --|t Passing Through (Los Angeles, CA) --|t Civic-Minded Spirits: prisons and asylums, graveyards and cemeteries, a park --|t Melancholy Contemplation (Moundsville, WV) --|t The Stain (Danvers, MA, and Athens, OH) --|t Awaiting the Devil's Coming (Charleston, SC, and Douglas County, KS) --|t Our Illustrious Dead (Shiloh, TN) --|t The Wind Through Cathedral Park (Portland, OR) --|t Useless Memory: cities and towns --|t The Wet Grave (New Orleans, LA) --|t Among the Ruins (Detroit, MI) --|t Hillsdale, USA --|g Epilogue :|t Ghosts of a New Machine (Allendale, CA).
520 |a Dickey, piqued by a house hunt in LA 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. --|c from dust jacket.
650 0|a Haunted places|z United States.
650 0|a Ghosts|z United States.
907 |a .b24365014
945 |y .i74764986|i 31652002965342|l wdpa|s n|k 11-12-19|u 22|x 0|w 0|v 2|t 0|z 10-12-16|o -|a 133.1097 Dic 2016
945 |y .i74811770|i 33029102081452|l ardag|s n|k 10-31-20|u 25|x 0|w 0|v 15|t 3|z 10-20-16|o -
945 |y .i74811782|i 33029102081460|l cooag|s -|k 07-09-22|u 26|x 2|w 3|v 9|t 3|z 10-20-16|o -
945 |y .i78236149|i 33029105717912|l faiag|s -|k 07-16-22|u 11|x 0|w 4|v 5|t 3|z 05-22-18|o -
945 |y .i78339492|i 33029105690010|l cenag|s -|k |u 6|x 1|w 2|v 15|t 3|z 05-31-18|o -
945 |y .i78501714|i 33029105719470|l valag|s -|k |u 6|x 1|w 1|v 19|t 3|z 06-12-18|o -
998 |e -|d a |f eng|a ard|a cen|a coo|a fai|a val|a wdp