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Walworth-Seely Public Library 929 Yalom (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9780618624270
  • ISBN: 0618624279
  • Physical Description: xv, 336 p., [64] of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008.

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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.
Subject: Cemeteries > United States.
Cemeteries > United States > Pictorial works.
United States > History, Local.
United States > History, Local > Pictorial works.
Sepulchral monuments > United States.
Funeral rites and ceremonies > United States.
United States > Social life and customs.

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