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Title:
Cemeteries and gravemarkers : voices of American culture
Author:
Meyer, Richard E., 1939-
Publication Information:
Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1992.

©1989
Physical Description:
xiv, 347 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, c1989.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780874211603
Format :
Book

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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.