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A Tree Accurst

Bobby McMillon and Stories of Frankie Silver
  • 240 Pages
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The University of North Carolina Press
Crime & criminology, Folklore, Social history, Social Science, Mitchell County, North Carolina - Local History, Tales, Sociology, Oral tradition, Literature: Folklore/Mythology, North Carolina, Murder, Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology, Folklore & Mythology - Folklore, United States - State & Local - General, History / United States / State & Local, Folklore & Mythology, History and crit
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL9630323M
ISBN 100807825646
ISBN 139780807825648

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Patterson's book A Tree Accurst: Bobby McMillon and Stories of Frankie Silver, won the Chicago Folklore Prize. Through the Frankie Silver material it explores the interplay between folklore, social and personal history, law, and narrative conventions as people try to understand human character and fate.

The University of North Carolina Press in published his book A Tree Accurst: Bobby McMillon and Stories of Frankie Silver, which grew out of his collaboration with Tom Davenport on the video The Ballad of Frankie Silver. Patterson is at work on a book about early Presbyterian grave markers in the Carolinas and Pennsylvania.

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