The Halloween Encyclopedia 2nd Edition, published by McFarland in Spring 2011.
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Now updated to 2010, this second edition includes more than 50 new entries, covering subjects ranging from Folk Art to African American legends. Many existing entries have been expanded and revised, with new entries (“Chronology of Halloween” and “Halloween in Literature and the Arts”) in both appendices. Also featured are more than a dozen new illustrations, and an expanded bibliography.
“This updated edition of THE HALLOWEEN ENCYCLOPEDIA convincingly succeeds the earlier version of Morton’s work. While libraries holding the first edition are ably served by its contents, Morton impressively expands the scope of her work to make the second edition the preferred version to have on the shelves.” – Greg Matthews, Reference Reviews, January 2013 (Volume 26.5)
“…an impressive number of primary sources…notable for its inclusion of lesser-known historical festivals and celebrations from which many modern-day Halloween traditions have been derived…A well-written resource that will appeal to both students and adults curious about this autumnal celebration.” – Jennifer Michaelson, Library Journal, April 15, 2011 (Volume 136, Number 7)