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Cemeteries Gravemarkers.

Author: Richard Meyer
Publisher: Logan : Utah State University Press, 1992.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Meyer, Richard.
Cemeteries Gravemarkers.
Logan : Utah State University Press, ©1992
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Meyer
ISBN: 9780874213232 0874213231 1283311305 9781283311304
OCLC Number: 767572159
Description: 1 online resource (365 pages)
Contents: Foreword --
James Deetz; Acknowledgements; Introduction: "So Witty as to Speak" --
Richard E. Meyer; Icon and Epitaph; Origins and Influences; Ethicity and Regionalism; Business and Pleasure; Bibliography --
Richard E. Meyer; Contributors; Index.

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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.

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