Mississippi Legends & Lore

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The battle for Vicksburg roils still, the outcome of the Union siege undecided as specters reload and carry on. The Pascagoula River sings out in grief, and a three-legged lady stalks a country lane outside Columbus. The Magnolia State is more than antebellum homes, fish camps and the blues. This is a land worthy of its matchless storytellers. Even after being passed back and forth between the Spanish, French and British, the ancient energy of the original inhabitants still reverberates through the region. From forgotten tales of African slaves, once the majority population, to yarns of bloodthirsty backwoodsmen on the Natchez Trace, author Alan Brown goes beyond the bullet points of Mississippi history. The legends often tell a clearer story than anything else.
ISBN: 9781467145176
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Mississippi
Series: American Legends
Images: 57
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Alan Brown teaches English at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama. A transplanted Yankee from Alton, Illinois, Alan has written primarily about southern ghostlore, a passion that has taken him to haunted places throughout the entire Deep South, as well as parts of the Midwest and the Southwest. As a rule, his wife, Marilyn, accompanies on these trips and occasionally serves as his “ghost magnet” when they spend the night at haunted hotels and bed-and-breakfasts. Some of her encounters with the spirit world have been incorporated into a number of Alan’s books. In 2018, Alan decided to explore another abiding interest of his—mysteries and legends—in books like Eerie Alabama and The Unexplained South. When he is not teaching or writing, Alan is watching old movies, reading thrillers and playing with his two grandsons, who keep him young.
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