The American resting place: four hundred years of history through our cemeteries and burial grounds

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Houghton Mifflin Co.,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
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A sweeping history of America as seen through its gravestones, graveyards, and burial practices, stunningly illustrated with eighty black-and-white photographsCemeteries and burial grounds, as illuminated by an acclaimed cultural historian, are unique windows onto our religious, ethnic, and deeply human history as Americans.The dedicated mother-son team of Marilyn and Reid Yalom visited hundreds of cemeteries to create The American Resting Place, following a coast-to-coast trajectory that mirrors the vast historical pattern of American migration.Yalom’s incisive, often poignant exploration of gravestone inscriptions reveal changing ideas about death and personal identity, and demonstrate how class and gender play out in stone. Rich particulars include the story of one seventeenth-century Bostonian who amassed a thousand pairs of gloves in his funeral-going lifetime, the unique burial rites and funerary symbols found in today’s Native American cultures, and a lost” Czech community brought uncannily to life in Chicago’s Bohemian National Columbarium.From fascinating past to startling future--DVDs embedded in tombstones, "green" burials, and the new aesthetic of death”--The American Resting Place is the definitive history of the American cemetery.
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9780618624270
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table_of_contents Claiming the land -- Marking the grave -- Solidarity in the cemetery -- Distancing the dead -- Death's-heads and funeral gloves: Boston, Massachusetts -- "Gone are the living, but the dead remains": Newport, Rhode Island -- Cemeteries as real estate: New York City -- Plain and fancy: Philadelphia and Lancaster County -- The southern way of death: South Carolina and Georgia -- New Orleans: where it's better to be buried above ground -- New Orleans: where it's better to be buried above ground -- Rituals of remembrance: St. Louis and the Boonslick -- Ethnicity, religion, and class in underground Chicago -- Celebrating the dead in Polyglot Texas -- California: missionaries, miners, moguls, and movie stars -- Who owns the bones? Sites and rites in Hawaii -- National military cemeteries -- Old and new fashions in death.
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title The American resting place : four hundred years of history through our cemeteries and burial grounds
title_display The American resting place : four hundred years of history through our cemeteries and burial grounds
title_full The American resting place : four hundred years of history through our cemeteries and burial grounds / Marilyn Yalom ; photographs by Reid Yalom
title_short The American resting place :
title_sort american resting place four hundred years of history through our cemeteries and burial grounds
title_sub four hundred years of history through our cemeteries and burial grounds