Colin Dickey - Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places

Upcoming Event
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Whether or not the Salem witch hunts found any real witches, the story itself still gives us chills.  Tourists flock to Salem, hoping to see—what, exactly? That’s one of the questions Dickey explores in this intriguing tour of some of the nation’s haunted places. Guiding us through haunted houses, institutions, and ghost towns around the country, Dickey, co-editor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, lays out the facts about the various strange goings-on and, more importantly, notes how the accounts have changed over the years. By focusing on how ghosts are perceived rather than on the uncanny itself, Dickey taps into deeper truths about the American psyche. Join us for the paperback release of this smart and entertaining study of why we need ghosts.


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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101980200
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Published: Penguin Books - October 3rd, 2017

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