The American resting place
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|Location||Call Number /
|Walworth-Seely Public Library||929 Yalom (Text)
- ISBN: 9780618624270
- ISBN: 0618624279
- Physical Description: xv, 336 p.,  of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.