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Tales From the Haunted SouthDark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era$
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Tiya Miles

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469626338

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.001.0001

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Chloe and Cleo

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Tales From the Haunted South

Tiya Miles

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter traces haunting stories along a well-known trail of historic plantations on the Louisiana-Mississippi border. It focuses on The Myrtles Plantation, which has found commercial success through highlighted stories of hauntings. The chapter examines representations of black women in these ghost stories, revealing the role of historical stereotypes such as the Mammy and the Jezebel. The chapter also describes the experiences of visitors and the varied storytelling styles of tour guides at the site.

Keywords:   Louisiana, St. Francisville, Plantations, Voodoo, The Myrtles, Mammy, Jezebel, Voodoo queen

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