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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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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. xv
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  1. Introduction: "So Witty as to Speak"
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Icon and Epitaph
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. 1. Innocents in a Wordly World: Victorian Children's Gravemarkers
  2. pp. 11-29
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  1. 2. The Bigham Carvers of the Carolina Piedmont: Stone Images of an Emerging Sense of American Identity
  2. pp. 31-59
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  1. 3. Images of Logging on a Contemporary Pacific Northwest Gravemarkers
  2. pp. 61-85
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  1. 4. The Epitaph and Personality Revelation
  2. pp. 87-102
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  1. Origins and Influences
  2. p. 105
  1. 5. The Upland South Folk Cemetery Complex: Some Suggestions of Origin
  2. pp. 107-136
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  1. 6. J. N. B. de Pouilly and French Sources of Revival Style Design in New Orleans Cemetery Architecture
  2. pp. 137-158
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  1. Ethnicity and Regionalism
  2. pp. 161-162
  1. 7. The Afro-American Section of Newport, Rhode Island's Common Burying Ground
  2. pp. 164-196
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  1. 8. Navajo, Mormon, Zuni Graves: Navajo, Mormon, Zuni Ways
  2. pp. 197-215
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  1. 9. San Fernando Cemetery: Decorations of Love and Loss in a Mexican-American Community
  2. pp. 217-236
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  1. 10. Western Pennsylvania Cemeteries in Transition: A Model for Subregional Analysis
  2. pp. 237-257
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  1. Business and Pleasure
  2. p. 261
  1. 11. Monumental Bronze: A Representative American Company
  2. pp. 263-291
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  1. 12. Strange but Genteel Pleasure Grounds: Tourist and Leisure Uses of Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemeteries
  2. pp. 293-328
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 329-339
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780874213232
Related ISBN(s)
9780874211603
MARC Record
OCLC
42330555
Pages
363
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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