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Title Cemeteries and gravemarkers : voices of American culture / edited by Richard E. Meyer ; with a foreword by James Deetz.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1992.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 347 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-339) and index.
Contents Introduction : "so witty as to speak" / Richard E. Meyer -- Innocents in a worldly world : Victorian children's gravemarkers / Ellen Marie Snyder -- The Bigham carvers of the Carolina Piedmont : stone images of an emerging sense of American identity / Edward W. Clark -- Images of logging on contemporary Pacific Northwest gravemarkers / Richard E. Meyer -- The epitaph and personality revolution / J. Joseph Edgette -- The Upland South folk cemetery complex : some suggestions of origin / D. Gregory Jeane -- J.N.B. de Pouilly and French sources of revival style design in New Orleans cemetery architecture / Peggy McDowell -- The Afro-American section of Newport, Rhode Island's common burying ground / Ann and Dickran Tashjian -- Navajo, Mormon, Zuni graves : Navajo, Mormon, Zuni ways / Keith Cunningham -- San Fernando cemetery : decorations of love and loss in a Mexican-American community / Lynn Gosnell and Suzanne Gott -- Western Pennsylvania cemeteries in transition : a model for subregional analysis / Thomas J. Hannon -- Monumental bronze : a representative American company / Barbara Rotundo -- Strange but genteel pleasure grounds : tourist and leisure uses of nineteenth-century rural cemeteries / Blanche Linden-Ward.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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.
Language English.
Subject Sepulchral monuments -- United States.
Cemeteries -- United States.
Epitaphs -- United States.
United States -- Social life and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Death & Dying.
Cemeteries. (OCoLC)fst00850521
Epitaphs. (OCoLC)fst00914366
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Sepulchral monuments. (OCoLC)fst01112853
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Historia dos estados unidos.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Meyer, Richard E., 1939-
Other Form: Print version: Cemeteries and gravemarkers. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1992 0874211603 (DLC) 92031114 (OCoLC)26635921
ISBN 9780874213232 (electronic bk.)
0874213231 (electronic bk.)
0585039313 (electronic bk.)
9780585039312 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000050896367
AU@ 000051354058
DEBSZ 472242350
GBVCP 1008647276
NZ1 14251029

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