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A wide-ranging, illustrated look at the history of Halloween illuminates the holiday from ancient Celtic ritual to billion-dollar industry. 32 halftones a line illustrations.In some households, Halloween has been integrated into an annual ritual of familial gatherings, whether they be midnight ... embossed with pictures of Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolfman, Halloween is big business in the snack and candy industry. ... the shopping bag has become the archetypal trick-or- treat symbol, signifying aquot;little shoppers in the making. ... In Peachtree City, Georgia, children are not allowed to dress up in any costume that might evoke satanic imagery; rather, anbsp;...

Author:Nicholas Rogers
Publisher:Oxford : Oxford University Press - 2003


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