Download The True Story of Tom Dooley PDF

The True Story of Tom Dooley

Author :
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN : 1625844999
Pages : 199 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (625 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download The True Story of Tom Dooley in PDF by John Edward Fletcher Full Book and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2012-11-06 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The crime that shocked post-Civil War America and inspired the folk song that became The Kingston Trio’s hit, “Tom Dooley.” At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site of the nation’s first nationally publicized crime of passion. In the wake of a tumultuous love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was tried, convicted and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster. This notorious crime became an inspiration for musicians, writers and storytellers ever since, creating a mystery of mythic proportions. Through newspaper articles, trial documents and public records, Dr. John E. Fletcher brings this dramatic case to life, providing the long-awaited factual account of the legendary murder. Join the investigation into one of the country’s most enduring thrillers. “Fletcher has spent a great deal of time researching almost all of the characters involved with the Foster homicide and has gone further than any researcher I know in establishing the relationships—blood, marriage and social—between the major actors in the tragedy.”—Statesville Record & Landmark


Download Who killed Laura Foster? PDF

Who killed Laura Foster?

Author :
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date :
ISBN : 8743081703
Pages : 620 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (743 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download Who killed Laura Foster? in PDF by Jan Kronsell Full Book and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2020-03-09 with total page 620 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The murder of Laura Foster in 1866 has been the source of many legends and both in fiction and non-fiction it has inspired many authors. The murder, which in the end led to the conviction and execution of Thomas C. Dula, also inspired the famous song, The Ballad of Tom Dooley. In this book I go through the surviving records from the time and tell the story based on these facts, before I try to give my own explanation of what actually happened in Western North Carolina in the difficult times following the American Civil War.


Download The True Story of Noah's Ark PDF

The True Story of Noah's Ark

Author :
Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
Release Date :
ISBN : 0890513880
Pages : 75 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (89 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download The True Story of Noah's Ark in PDF by Tom Dooley Full Book and published by New Leaf Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 75 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recounts the story of Noah and the Flood, and explains what the Bible has to say about the date of the deluge and the appearance of the Ark as a structure that was more a floating chest than a boat.


Download The Ballad of Tom Dooley PDF

The Ballad of Tom Dooley

Author :
Publisher : Macmillan
Release Date :
ISBN : 1429990481
Pages : 320 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (429 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download The Ballad of Tom Dooley in PDF by Sharyn McCrumb Full Book and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-09-13 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ballad of Tom Dooley is a literary triumph—what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster Hang down your head, Tom Dooley...The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina mountains after the Civil War. Laura Foster, a simple country girl, was murdered and her lover Tom Dula was hanged for the crime. The sensational elements in the case attracted national attention: a man and his beautiful, married lover accused of murdering the other-woman; the former governor of North Carolina spearheading the defense; and a noble gesture from the prisoner on the eve of his execution, saving the woman he really loved. With the help of historians, lawyers, and researchers, Sharyn McCrumb visited the actual sites, studied the legal evidence, and uncovered a missing piece of the story that will shock those who think they already know what happened—and may also bring belated justice to an innocent man. What seemed at first to be a sordid tale of adultery and betrayal was transformed by the new discoveries into an Appalachian Wuthering Heights. Tom Dula and Ann Melton had a profound romance spoiled by the machinations of their servant, Pauline Foster. Bringing to life the star-crossed lovers of this mountain tragedy, Sharyn McCrumb gifts understanding and compassion to her compelling tales of Appalachia, and solidifies her status as one of today's great Southern writers.


Download North Carolina Myths and Legends PDF

North Carolina Myths and Legends

Author :
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date :
ISBN : 1493015869
Pages : 196 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (493 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download North Carolina Myths and Legends in PDF by Sara Pitzer Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-10-01 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: North CarolinaMyths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in North Carolina’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in North Carolina history. Read about the Cherokee legend of the Judaculla rock. Try to figure out if Tom Dula, subject of many a local myth and a popular folk song, really did murder his wife. Speculate as to what really caused the Carolina Bays indentations.


Download Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina PDF

Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina

Author :
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date :
ISBN : 0762774533
Pages : 179 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (762 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download Myths and Mysteries of North Carolina in PDF by Sara Pitzer Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010-12-21 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part of our new and growing Mysteries and Legends series, Mysteries and Legends of North Carolina explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in North Carolina's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in North Carolina history. Read about the Cherokee legend of the Judaculla rock. Try to figure out if Tom Dula, subject of many a local myth and a popular folk song, really did murder his wife. Speculate as to what really caused the Carolina Bays indentations.


Download American Top 40 with Casey Kasem PDF

American Top 40 with Casey Kasem

Author :
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release Date :
ISBN : 1452050384
Pages : 515 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (452 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download American Top 40 with Casey Kasem in PDF by Pete Battistini Full Book and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010 with total page 515 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pete Battistini released "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1970's)" in 2005. Now comes the follow-up, "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1980's)." Battistini painstakingly documented approximately 425 weekly, Casey Kasem-hosted countdown programs from the 80s, and compiled individual program summaries for each week exclusively for this book. In addition, the text includes a complete list of all radio stations, in the U.S. and around the world, that carried the program. Coupled with numerous testimonials of both AT40 insiders and listeners, and more than a hundred illustrations from the 80s, this book is brimming with highlights of the greatest radio program ever!


Download A Tree Accurst PDF

A Tree Accurst

Author :
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date :
ISBN : 0807860913
Pages : 240 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (87 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download A Tree Accurst in PDF by Daniel W. Patterson Full Book and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2003-06-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On a wintry night in 1831, a man named Charlie Silver was murdered with an axe and his body burned in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. His young wife, Frankie Silver, was tried and hanged for the crime. In later years people claimed that a tree growing near the ruins of the old cabin was cursed--that anyone who climbed into it would be unable to get out. Daniel Patterson uses this "accurst" tree as a metaphor for the grip the story of the murder has had on the imaginations of the local community, the wider world, and the noted Appalachian traditional singer and storyteller Bobby McMillon. For nearly 170 years, the memory of Frankie Silver has been kept alive by a ballad and local legends and by the news accounts, fiction, plays, and other works they inspired. Weaving Bobby McMillon's personal story--how and why he became a taleteller and what this story means to him--into an investigation of the Silver murder, Patterson explores the genesis and uses of folklore and the interplay between folklore, social and personal history, law, and narrative as people and communities try to understand human character and fate. Bobby McMillon is a furniture and hospital worker in Lenoir, North Carolina, with deep roots in Appalachia and a lifelong passion for learning and performing traditional songs and tales. He has received a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award from the state's Arts Council and also the North Carolina Folklore Society's Brown-Hudson Folklore Award.


Download Hear My Sad Story PDF

Hear My Sad Story

Author :
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release Date :
ISBN : 1501701487
Pages : 304 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (51 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download Hear My Sad Story in PDF by Richard Polenberg Full Book and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-07 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2015, Bob Dylan said, "I learned lyrics and how to write them from listening to folk songs. And I played them, and I met other people that played them, back when nobody was doing it. Sang nothing but these folk songs, and they gave me the code for everything that's fair game, that everything belongs to everyone." In Hear My Sad Story, Richard Polenberg describes the historical events that led to the writing of many famous American folk songs that served as touchstones for generations of American musicians, lyricists, and folklorists. Those events, which took place from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, often involved tragic occurrences: murders, sometimes resulting from love affairs gone wrong; desperate acts borne out of poverty and unbearable working conditions; and calamities such as railroad crashes, shipwrecks, and natural disasters. All of Polenberg’s account of the songs in the book are grounded in historical fact and illuminate the social history of the times. Reading these tales of sorrow, misfortune, and regret puts us in touch with the dark but terribly familiar side of American history. On Christmas 1895 in St. Louis, an African American man named Lee Shelton, whose nickname was "Stack Lee," shot and killed William Lyons in a dispute over seventy-five cents and a hat. Shelton was sent to prison until 1911, committed another murder upon his release, and died in a prison hospital in 1912. Even during his lifetime, songs were being written about Shelton, and eventually 450 versions of his story would be recorded. As the song—you may know Shelton as Stagolee or Stagger Lee—was shared and adapted, the emotions of the time were preserved, but the fact that the songs described real people, real lives, often fell by the wayside. Polenberg returns us to the men and women who, in song, became legends. The lyrics serve as valuable historical sources, providing important information about what had happened, why, and what it all meant. More important, they reflect the character of American life and the pathos elicited by the musical memory of these common and troubled lives.


Download Seeds of Doubt PDF

Seeds of Doubt

Author :
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date :
ISBN : 0743266773
Pages : 305 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (743 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download Seeds of Doubt in PDF by Stephanie Kane Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2004-11-02 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Denver defense attorney Jackie Flowers doesn't want to take the case. Convicted child killers are not her favorite clients. Thirty years ago, Rachel Boyd was just a child herself when she was found guilty of killing her little playmate, Freddie Gant. After three decades in reform school and adult prison, Rachel is finally free. Free to find a new life. Free to kill again? Has she, in fact, already killed another child? Shortly after settling in at the home of her brother, wealthy banker Chris Boyd, Rachel may have succumbed to temptation. Could it be just a coincidence that the gardener's child, Benjamin Sparks, is found dead in circumstances somewhat similar to the Freddie Gant murder? Against her better instincts, Jackie accepts Rachel's case. Everyone deserves a good defense. Jackie wants desperately to embrace her client's innocence and believe what Rachel tells her. Can she trust her enough to invite her into her home to stay while she prepares for trial? And what about Lily, the child next door whom Jackie loves as her own? Just kicked out of boarding school, she's facing a rocky adolescence. Rachel's influence on her may be dangerous in more ways than one. As Jackie fights to prove Rachel's innocence, she must struggle with challenges both inside and outside the courtroom: her dyslexia, which makes it tough to be a lawyer, especially when the other side throws unexpected documents in her face; her conflicted relationship with ex-lover Dennis Ross, who's now an affluent civil litigator; her paralyzing fear of heights. Will her fear cause her to fail at the most crucial moment? With its riveting insights into the legal process and its devastating observations on good and evil and the way the past can haunt the present, Seeds of Doubt confirms the literary power of one of our brightest new crime-writing talents.


Download American Folk Songs: A Regional Encyclopedia [2 volumes] PDF

American Folk Songs: A Regional Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author :
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Date :
ISBN : 0313088101
Pages : 680 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (313 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download American Folk Songs: A Regional Encyclopedia [2 volumes] in PDF by Norman Cohen Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-09-30 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This state-by-state collection of folksongs describes the history, society, culture, and events characteristic of all fifty states. Unlike all other state folksong collections, this one does not focus on songs collected in the particular states, but rather on songs concerning the life and times of the people of that state. The topics range from the major historical events, such as the Boston Tea Party, the attack on Fort Sumter, and the California Gold Rush, to regionally important events such as disasters and murders, labor problems, occupational songs, ethnic conflicts. Some of the songs will be widely recognized, such as Casey Jones, Marching Through Georgia, or Sweet Betsy from Pike. Others, less familiar, have not been reprinted since their original publication, but deserve to be studied because of what they tell about the people of these United States, their loves, labors, and losses, and their responses to events. The collection is organized by regions, starting with New England and ending with the states bordering the Pacific Ocean, and by states within each region. For each state there are from four to fifteen songs presented, with an average of 10 songs per state. For each song, a full text is reprented, followed by discussion of the song in its historical context. References to available recordings and other versions are given. Folksongs, such as those discussed here, are an important tool for historians and cultural historians because they sample experiences of the past at a different level from that of contemporary newspaper accounts and academic histories. These songs, in a sense, are history writ small. Includes: Away Down East, The Old Granite State, Connecticut, The Virginian Maid's Lament, Carry Me Back to Old Virginny, I'm Going Back to North Carolina, Shut up in Cold Creek Mine, Ain't God Good to Iowa?, Dakota Land, Dear Prairie Home, Cheyenne Boys, I'm off for California, and others.


Download Interviewing Appalachia PDF

Interviewing Appalachia

Author :
Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
Release Date :
ISBN : 9780870498220
Pages : 492 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (498 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download Interviewing Appalachia in PDF by Jerry Wayne Williamson Full Book and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download The Bible in American Life PDF

The Bible in American Life

Author :
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date :
ISBN : 0190468912
Pages : 455 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (19 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download The Bible in American Life in PDF by Philip Goff Full Book and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 455 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is a paradox in American Christianity. According to Gallup, nearly eight in ten Americans regard the Bible as either the literal word of God or inspired by God. At the same time, surveys have revealed gaps in these same Americans' biblical literacy. These discrepancies reveal the complex relationship between American Christians and Holy Writ, a subject that is widely acknowledged but rarely investigated. The Bible in American Life is a sustained, collaborative reflection on the ways Americans use the Bible in their personal lives. It also considers how other influences, including religious communities and the Internet, shape individuals' comprehension of scripture. Employing both quantitative methods (the General Social Survey and the National Congregations Study) and qualitative research (historical studies for context), The Bible in American Life provides an unprecedented perspective on the Bible's role outside of worship, in the lived religion of a broad cross-section of Americans both now and in the past. The Bible has been central to Christian practice, and has functioned as a cultural touchstone From the broadest scale imaginable, national survey data about all Americans, down to the smallest details, such as the portrayal of Noah and his ark in children's Bibles, this book offers insight and illumination from scholars across the intellectual spectrum. It will be useful and informative for scholars seeking to understand changes in American Christianity as well as clergy seeking more effective ways to preach and teach about scripture in a changing environment.


Download Dr.Tom Dooley's Three Great Books PDF

Dr.Tom Dooley's Three Great Books

Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN :
Pages : 420 pages
Rating : 4./5 ( Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download Dr.Tom Dooley's Three Great Books in PDF by Full Book and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download Banjo for Beginners PDF

Banjo for Beginners

Author :
Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN : 9780739037331
Pages : 52 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (37 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download Banjo for Beginners in PDF by Tony Trischka Full Book and published by Alfred Music Publishing. This book was released on 2005-04 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaches basic technique for playing the banjo including how to read music and playing bluegrass classics.


Download Unprepared To Die PDF

Unprepared To Die

Author :
Publisher : Soundcheck Books
Release Date :
ISBN : 099294807X
Pages : 151 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (992 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download Unprepared To Die in PDF by Paul Slade Full Book and published by Soundcheck Books. This book was released on 2015-11-01 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Gory Stories Behind The Murder Ballads Cheerfully vulgar, revelling in gore, and always with an eye on the main chance, murder ballads are tabloid newspapers set to music, carrying word of the latest ‘orrible murders to an insatiable public. Victims are bludgeoned, stabbed or shot in every verse and killers often hanged, but the songs themselves never die. Instead, they mutate – morphing to suit local place names as they criss cross the Atlantic and continue to fascinate each generation’s biggest musical stars. Paul Slade traces this fascinating genre’s history through eight of its greatest songs. Stagger Lee’s “biographers” alone include Duke Ellington, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Dr John, The Clash and Nick Cave. No two tell his story in quite the same way. Covering eight classic murder ballads, including “Knoxville Girl”, “Tom Dooley” and “Frankie & Johnny”, Slade investigates the real-life murder which inspired each song and traces its musical development down the decades. Billy Bragg, The Bad Seeds’ Mick Harvey, Laura Cantrell, Rennie Sparks of The Handsome Family and a host of other leading musicians add their own insights.


Download Zeb Vance PDF

Zeb Vance

Author :
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date :
ISBN : 0807875937
Pages : 496 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (87 Download)

GET EBOOK!

Download Zeb Vance in PDF by Gordon B. McKinney Full Book and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2005-10-12 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this comprehensive biography of the man who led North Carolina through the Civil War and, as a U.S. senator from 1878 to 1894, served as the state's leading spokesman, Gordon McKinney presents Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-94) as a far more complex figure than has been previously recognized. Vance campaigned to keep North Carolina in the Union, but after Southern troops fired on Fort Sumter, he joined the army and rose to the rank of colonel. He was viewed as a champion of individual rights and enjoyed great popularity among voters. But McKinney demonstrates that Vance was not as progressive as earlier biographers suggest. Vance was a tireless advocate for white North Carolinians in the Reconstruction Period, and his policies and positions often favored the rich and powerful. McKinney provides significant new information about Vance's third governorship, his senatorial career, and his role in the origins of the modern Democratic Party in North Carolina. This new biography offers the fullest, most complete understanding yet of a legendary North Carolina leader.