Mortal Remains: Death in Early America

Mortal Remains: Death in Early America

by Nancy Isenberg
     
 

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"These 12 short, highly focused essays analyze how experiences with death and the imagery associated with it influenced US culture before 1860."—Choice

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"These 12 short, highly focused essays analyze how experiences with death and the imagery associated with it influenced US culture before 1860."—Choice

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"An important book that introduces new methods of analyzing death in early American history. . . . The book illustrates the profound ways that experiences with death and the imagery associated with death influenced not only religion but also other issues—national politics, gender politics, and race relations—that are easy to relate to our contemporary concerns. Isenberg's and Burnstein's work makes a significant contribution to the discussion of death and dying in American history and its value for interdisciplinary study."—Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"These 12 short, highly focused essays analyze how experiences with death and the imagery associated with it influenced US culture before 1860. . . . Recommended."—Choice

"Mortal Remains has set an impressive standard for scholarship on death in early America."—Journal of American History

"Mortal Remains, a collection of twelve essays on death in English-speaking America from the late 1600s to the middle decades of the 1800s, offers a sampling of current cultural historical scholarship and concerns."—Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

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ISBN-13:
9780812208061
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
07/05/2012
Series:
Material Texts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
File size:
3 MB

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