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- DescriptionSome of the nation's most compelling ghost stories owe their origin to The Father of Waters. Ghosts along the Mississippi River is the first book-length collection of ghost tales from the small towns and bustling cities that have grown up along its banks. The states represented in this book include Arkansas, Illiis, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Unlike most collections of true ghost stories, Ghosts along the Mississippi River draws from the folk traditions of the rthern and the southern United States. These tales are populated with Federal and Confederate soldiers, Native Indians, wealthy entrepreneurs, actors, college students, hotel owners, preachers, slaves, and planters. According to some pararmal investigators, the large number of ghost stories from the Mississippi's river towns, and from watery sites all over the world, are proof that large bodies of water are conductors of psychic energy. Granted, concrete proof exists that there is a definite connection between the river and any actual ghosts or spiritual phemena. What is indisputable, though, is the fact that the ghost stories included in Ghosts along the Mississippi River are an invaluable record of the values, dreams, fears, and lives of the people who have called the river home.
- Author BiographyAlan Brown, Meridian, Mississippi, is professor of English at the University of West Alabama. He is the author of numerous books on ghostlore of the South, including Ghost Hunters of the South, Haunted Places in the American South, Stories from the Haunted South, and Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories, all published by University Press of Mississippi.
- Author(s)Alan Brown
- PublisherUniversity Press of Mississippi
- Date of Publication01/09/2011
- SubjectThe Paranormal
- Place of PublicationJackson
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of Mississippi
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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