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Author Patterson, Daniel W. (Daniel Watkins), 1928-

Title A tree accurst : Bobby McMillon and stories of Frankie Silver / Daniel W. Patterson.

Published Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  398.232756865 PATT GA01    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In the 1830s, young Frankie Silver was tried and hung for killing her husband with an axe and burning the body in their home in the N.C. mountains. Now, 170 years later, the story still has a grip on the community and in the wider world, where it has been kept alive by a ballad, local legends, fiction, drama, and news accounts. Using the Silver case, this book examines the interplay between folklore and history.
Subject Silver, Frankie -- Legends.
McMillon, Bobby.
Silver, Frankie.
Tales -- North Carolina -- Mitchell County -- History.
Murder -- North Carolina -- Mitchell County -- Folklore.
Oral tradition -- North Carolina -- Mitchell County -- History.
Mitchell County (N.C.) -- Folklore.
ISBN 0807825646 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807848735 (paperback: alk. paper)