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Obituaries in American culture

Author: Janice Hume
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book surveys more than 8,000 newspaper obituaries from 1818 to 1930 to show what they reveal about American culture. In memoralizing individual citizens, these obits from the 19th and early 20th centuries make a public expression of our values.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Hume
ISBN: 1578062411 9781578062416 157806242X 9781578062423
OCLC Number: 42692113
Description: 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A Record for Public Memory --
The Egalitarian Life --
Death in the Civil War Era --
A New Century --
The Forgotten Dead --
"In the Midst of Life."
Responsibility: Janice Hume.

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This book surveys more than 8,000 newspaper obituaries from 1818 to 1930 to show what they reveal about American culture. In memoralizing individual citizens, these obits from the 19th and early 20th centuries make a public expression of our values.

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