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Decoration day in the mountains : traditions of cemetery decoration in the southern Appalachians

Author: Alan Jabbour; Karen Singer Jabbour
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning a community cemetery, decorating it with flowers, holding a religious service in the cemetery, and having dinner on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Jabbour; Karen Singer Jabbour
ISBN: 9780807833971 0807833975
OCLC Number: 441211725
Description: xiii, 218 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
Contents: Two encounters with Decoration Day --
Decoration Day in western North Carolina --
Cemetery features in western North Carolina --
Historical and cultural origins of the region --
The North Shore: removal and revolution --
The origin, diffusion, and range of Decoration Day --
The North Shore and Decoration Day in sign, symbol, and art --
The unsung heroes of Decoration Day --
Concluding thoughts --
Appendix A. Project history --
Appendix B. Log of ethnographic events, North Shore Cemetery Decoration Project, 2004.
Responsibility: Alan Jabbour & Karen Singer Jabbour.
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