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Title:
Christmas in Pennsylvania : a folk-cultural study
Author:
Shoemaker, Alfred Lewis, 1913-
Edition:
First Stackpole edition.
Publication Information:
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxix, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811703284
Format :
Book

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Summary

Originally published in 1959 and written by a pioneer in American folk-life studies, this classic work examines the folk origins of Christmas in Pennsylvania. Composed of interviews and newspaper reports, it records holiday traditions from the eighteenth century through to the early twentieth century. In this edition, Don Yoder has contributed a new foreword, providing insight into Alfred L. Shoemaker's influential career and the significance of this still vital work, and an afterword, offering a look at recent research on Christmas customs.