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Cemeteries and Gravemarkers: Voices of American Culture
     

Cemeteries and Gravemarkers: Voices of American Culture

by Richard Meyer
 

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Cemeteries house the dead, but gravemarkers are fashioned by the living, who record on them not only their pleasures, sorrows, and hopes for an afterlife, but also more than they realize of their history, ethnicity, and culture. Richard Meyer has gathered twelve original essays examining burial grounds through the centuries and across the land to give a broad

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Cemeteries house the dead, but gravemarkers are fashioned by the living, who record on them not only their pleasures, sorrows, and hopes for an afterlife, but also more than they realize of their history, ethnicity, and culture. Richard Meyer has gathered twelve original essays examining burial grounds through the centuries and across the land to give a broad understanding of the history and cultural values of communities, regions, and American society at large.

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Among the topics these essays explore: Victorian children's gravemarkers, personality revelation through gravemarker epitaphs, New England's Afro-American gravesite in Newport, Rhode Island. Contributors come from a range of disciplines: folklore, art history, cultural geography, English, American studies, and history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780874211603
Publisher:
Utah State University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Series:
American Material Culture and Folklife Series
Pages:
347
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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