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The Ballad of Tom Dula

The Documented Story Behind the Murder of Laura Foster and the Trials and Execution of Tom Dula

by John Foster West

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  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Parkway Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • True Crime,
  • History,
  • Dula, Tom,,
  • d. 1865 or 6,
  • History - General History,
  • North Carolina,
  • Murderers,
  • General,
  • Biography,
  • Wilkes County,
  • 1843 or 4-1868,
  • 19th century,
  • Foster, Laura,,
  • Murder

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9628771M
    ISBN 101887905553
    ISBN 109781887905558

    Sharyn McCrumb's Ballad Novels May 1 at AM May 1, Statesville NC train depot ~ Convicted of the murder of Laura Foster, Tom Dula (Dooley) is hanged from a 5/5(1).   Tom Dula (pronounced locally as “Dooley”) was born in in the Appalachian hill country of North Carolina. As a youngster he fell in love with Ann Foster, but he had to leave his love behind when the Civil War broke out and Tom and his three brothers went off to fight Yankees.

    The Kingston Trio’s folk song “Tom Dooley” tells the story of the murder of Laura Foster, a simple country girl involved with returning Confederate soldier Tom Dula. But Tom was also engaged in a passionate affair with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful - and married - Ann Melton.   The Ballad of Tom Dooley (Book): McCrumb, Sharyn: A story inspired by a true crime made famous by the Kingston Trio's folk song recording reimagines the events surrounding the murder of North Carolina mountain girl Laura Foster and the hanging of her lover, Tom Dula, in a meticulously researched account that reveals additional information that may prove Dula's innocence.

      The Ballad of Tom Dooley is a literary triumph—what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster. Hang down your head, Tom Dooley The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina /5(47).   Tom Dula, pronounced "Dooley," known far and wide for the ballad, Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley, was a real person. He was born in in Elkville, North Carolina, now Ferguson, Wilkes County. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Keaton Dula and was known to be handsome, gifted with the fiddle, and a delight to the : Robert A. Waters.


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The Ballad of Tom Dula by John Foster West Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Ballad of Tom Dooley is a literary triumph—what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster Hang down your head, Tom Dooley The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina mountains /5().

In this one, she has researched the origins of "The Ballad Of Tom Dooley". Her research has been turned into a novel presenting her conclusions as to the veracity of the ballad.

Tom Dooley is in reality, Tom Dula, a feckless Confederate veteran who has an adulterous affair with his childhood sweetheart Ann Melton/5.

Karen Wheeling Reynolds. All Rights Reserved. ISBN Cover and author photo by Jessica Barlow. The Ballad of Tom Dula: The Documented Story Behind the Murder of Laura Foster and the Trials and Execution of Tom Dula [West, John Foster] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Ballad of Tom Dula: The Documented Story Behind the Murder of Laura Foster and the Trials and Execution of Tom Dula4/4(1).

The Ballad Of Tom Dula book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Tom Dula was hanged for the murder of Laura Foster. Numerous /5. The Ballad of Tom Dooley Ann's husband, James, who Ann married for stability; Ann's lover Tom Dula, her passion from the time they were children; and the women's other cousin, Laura Foster.

The Ballad of Tom Dooley is a literary triumph—what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster Hang down your head, Tom Dooley The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina mountains.

Even before Dula's execution, locals in Wilkes and Watauga Counties sang a ballad about the incident, featuring the following lyrics: Hang down your head,Tom Dula, Hang down your head and cry; You killed poor Laura Foster, And now you’re bound to die.

The Kingston Trio revived and popularized the folk song in the s as "The Ballad of Tom. Compare/Contrast the different versions of the ballad for possible evidence of Tom’s guilt or innocence. Students will complete a graphic organizer showing the relationship of Tom Dula, Laura Foster, Ann Melton, Bob Grayson.

"Tom Dooley" is a North Carolina folk song based on the murder of a woman named Laura Foster in Wilkes County, North Carolina, allegedly by Tom Dula. The song is best known today because of a hit version recorded in by The Kingston : Folk.

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby The Ballad Of Tom Dula Rick Pickren Traditional American Folk Songs From The Warner Collection ℗ Rick Pickren Released on: Auto-generated by YouTube. _The Ballad of Tom Dula_ by John Foster West purports to be non-fiction. Anonymous says: September 2, at AM The story of Tom "Dooley" has been told for years, in my husbands family, to every generation and it was always said that Tom was related to my.

The Ballad of Tom Dula Sheila Clark The Legend of Tom Dula and Other Tragic Love Ballads ℗ Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / Folkways Records Released on: The item The ballad of Tom Dooley: a ballad novel, Sharyn McCrumb represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Indiana State Library.

INTRODUCTION. The Kingston Trio's recording of "Tom Dooley," which topped the music industry charts in and reportedly sold in excess of six million copies, is credited with starting the "Folk Boom" of the late s and early s and generating a worldwide. The Ballad of Tom Dooley was recommended by a event that I went to in November, hosted by Litchfield Books, in Litchfield SC, The Moveable Feast.

The other reason, I chose to read this book, was I was getting bored, reading the same thing. I wanted a change. The Ballad of Tom Dooley, was totally out of my comfort zone. Sharyn McCrumb has meticulously researched and brought to life the stories behind many songs of love, betrayal, murder and loss in her Ballad series of Southern are rooted in myth and legend, but the real execution of Tom Dula for the murder of Laura Foster was a well-publicized scandal of a.

Tom Dula and Ann Melton had a profound romance spoiled by the machinations of their servant, Pauline Foster. Bringing the star-crossed lovers of this mountain tragedy to life, Sharyn McCrumb gifts understanding and compassion to her compelling tales of Appalachia, and solidifies her status as one of today's great Southern writers.

Tom Dula was convicted of the crime. Sharyn McCrumb thoroughly researched the facts and wrote an alternative version of the story. The book is written from 2 viewpoints-that of the Tom Dula's defense attorney and Pauline Foster, the hired girl.

The book is well-written and shows the /5(97). A literary triumph--what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster Hang down your head, Tom Dooley The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina mountains after the Civil War.

Laura. The Ballad of Tom Dooley A Ballad Novel (Book): McCrumb, Sharyn, A story inspired by a true crime made famous by the Kingston Trio's folk song recording reimagines the events surrounding the murder of North Carolina mountain girl Laura Foster and the hanging of her lover, Tom Dula, in a meticulously researched account that reveals additional information that may prove Dula's.

The Ballad of Tom Dooley is a literary triumph—what began as a fictional re-telling of the historical account of one of the most famous mountain ballads of all time became an astonishing revelation of the real culprit responsible for the murder of Laura Foster Hang down your head, Tom Dooley The folk song, made famous by the Kingston Trio, recounts a tragedy in the North Carolina 4/5(41).The Ballad of Tom Dooley is based on the real trial of Tom Dula (or Dooley as it was pronounced by people in the region) for the murder of his sweetheart, Laura Foster.

Like most ballads, the story told in the song is not totally accurate about what happened, but reflects the a blending of facts and folklore surrounding the event.