Cincinnati Cemeteries: The Queen City Underground, Ohio (Images of America Series)

Cincinnati Cemeteries: The Queen City Underground, Ohio (Images of America Series)

by Kevin Grace, Tom White

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Overview


Cincinnati Cemeteries is not only a history of graveyards and their occupants. It also investigates the culture of death and dying in Cincinnati: from the infamous Pearl Bryan murder and the 19th-century cholera epidemics, to the body snatchers who stole the corpse of Benjamin Harrison’s father and the notorious “resurrection men.” In a city teeming with immigrants and transients these “sack ‘em up” grave robbers had ample opportunities to supply cadavers to Cincinnati’s medical schools. And if fresh graves weren’t available, they lurked for victims in the saloons and the dark alleys of Vine Street and the West End.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738533483
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/15/2004
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,235,948
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author


Authors Kevin Grace and Tom White are local historians who have co-authored two other Cincinnati history books for Arcadia: Cincinnati Revealed and Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. Grace heads the Archives and Rare Books Department at the University of Cincinnati and is a member of the Ohio Academy of History and the Society of Ohio Archivists. White is head of Monograph Ordering for the University of Cincinnati Libraries.

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