Cemeteries of San Diego, California (Images of America Series)
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Cemeteries of San Diego, California (Images of America Series)

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by Seth Mallios, San Diego County Gravestone Project, David M. Caterino
     
 

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San Diego has a rich and unique cultural history that can be effectively told through the commemoration of its dead. Local cemeteries throughout the city reflect San Diego's multiethnic cultural dynamism and pinpoint marked shifts in power from Native American to Spanish to Mexican to American governance. They also reveal the current struggle for space in a…  See more details below

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San Diego has a rich and unique cultural history that can be effectively told through the commemoration of its dead. Local cemeteries throughout the city reflect San Diego's multiethnic cultural dynamism and pinpoint marked shifts in power from Native American to Spanish to Mexican to American governance. They also reveal the current struggle for space in a burgeoning metropolis. Graveyards, with their individually detailed and hauntingly beautiful monuments, offer an unrivaled historic yet continuous glimpse at the essence of this diverse community. The story of San Diego's cemeteries is a telling narrative that offers remarkable insight into the evolution of "America's Finest City."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738547145
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/14/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,147,443
Product dimensions:
6.62(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author


In this new volume, authors Seth Mallios and David M. Caterino present the results of the San Diego Gravestone Project, which includes the discovery of many lost San Diego cemeteries that have been unceremoniously erased from the current landscape. Mallios, associate professor and chair of the anthropology department at San Diego State University, and Caterino, coordinator of the South Coastal Information Center, present here a detailed photographic record of the city's historic graveyards over the past three centuries.

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