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The headless haunt and other African-American ghost stories

by James Haskins

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • African Americans -- Folklore,
    • Ghost stories,
    • Tales -- United States,
    • African Americans -- Folklore,
    • Folklore -- United States,
    • Ghosts

    • About the Edition

      A collection of ghost stories and anecdotes that are part of the folklore of African Americans.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [113-116]).

      Statementcollected and retold by James Haskins ; illustrated by Ben Otero.
      GenreFolklore.
      ContributionsOtero, Ben, ill.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.H267 He 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 116 p. :
      Number of Pages116
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1416659M
      ISBN 100060229942, 0060229977
      LC Control Number93026223

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