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Possessions: The History and Uses of Haunting in the Hudson Valley

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Possessions asks why this region just outside New York City became the locus for so many ghostly tales, and shows how these hauntings came to operate as a peculiar type of social memory whereby things lost, forgotten, or marginalised returned to claim possession of imaginations and territories. Reading Washington Irving's stories along with an array of narratives from loca ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Harvard University Press (first published October 31st 2003)
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