George Magoon and the Down East Game War: History, Folklore, and the Law

George Magoon and the Down East Game War: History, Folklore, and the Law

by Edward D. Ives, Edward D. Aves

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Overview


George Magoon (1851-1929), a notorious
  moose and deer poacher in Maine, was the hero of scores of funny stories of
  how he outwitted game wardens. Preserving these oral histories, Edward Ives
  documents Magoon's life and explores his significance as a folk hero within
  the context of the conservation movement, the cult of the sportsman, and Maine's
  increasingly restrictive game laws.
"A rich and subtle book, an
  important work by a major scholar. . . . It is a major contribution to folklore
  studies, and to history and American studies as well."
  -- Journal of American Folklore
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252063305
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 12/28/1992
Series: Folklore and Society Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 755,571
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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