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The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883

ISBN13: 9780300064322
ISBN: 0300064322
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $50.0
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published Date:
Edition 1St Edition
Pages: 240
Average Goodreads rating: 4.02/5 (3 ratings)

This fascinating book explores the changing attitudes toward death and the dead in northern Protestant communities during the nineteenth century. Gary Laderman offers insights into the construction of an "American way of death", illuminating the central role of the Civil War and tracing the birth of the funeral industry in the decades following the war.