1. The Cultural Context and Expressions of Deathways in the US South
  2. Charles Reagan Wilson
  3. pp. 5-12
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  1. The Casket in the Corpse: The Wooden (Wo)man and Corporeal Impermanence in As I Lay Dying
  2. Amber Hodge
  3. pp. 13-24
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  1. William Faulkner in the Age of the Modern Funeral Industry
  2. Victoria M. Bryan
  3. pp. 25-40
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  1. Rewriting the Corpse in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Getting Mother’s Body
  2. Rhonda Jenkins Armstrong
  3. pp. 41-56
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  1. “‘Ours is a Business of Loyalty’: African American Funeral Home Owners in Southern Cities”
  2. Beverly Bunch-Lyons
  3. pp. 57-71
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  1. Lay It All on the Table: Death in the American South
  2. Abigail Lundelius Smith
  3. pp. 72-86
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  1. In Search of Sunken Graves: Between Postslavery and Postplantation in Charles Chesnutt’s Fiction
  2. Edward Clough
  3. pp. 87-104
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  1. Pleading with Death: Folk Visions of Death (and Life) in the New South
  2. John Hayes
  3. pp. 105-120
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  1. “To Trust it to Another’s Hands—Another’s Love”: Deathbed Directives and Last Wishes of Elite Women in the Antebellum South
  2. Caitlin E. Haynes
  3. pp. 121-136
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  1. “The whole solid past”: Memorial Objects and Consumer Culture in Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter
  2. Travis Rozier
  3. pp. 137-151
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  1. Katherine Anne Porter’s Faithful and Relentless Vision of Death in Pale Horse, Pale Rider
  2. Kodai Iuchi
  3. pp. 152-170
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  1. Speaking From the Earth: Allen Tate and the Poetry of the Confederate Dead
  2. Joseph Kuhn
  3. pp. 171-184
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  1. “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”: Jazz Funerals, Second Lines, and Laying Hurricane Katrina to Rest
  2. J. David Maxson
  3. pp. 185-203
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  1. Resting Places
  2. David Wharton
  3. pp. 204-219
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  1. Church Fans: Tradition, Modernity, and Mortality
  2. Charles Reagan Wilson
  3. pp. 220-240
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  1. “Images”
  2. pp. 241-261
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  1. Death Your Way: Reflections of a Southern Undertaker
  2. Charles Reagan Wilson, David Wharton
  3. pp. 242-260
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 262-263
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