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Digging up the dead : a history of notable American reburials

Author: Michael G Kammen
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Reveals a treasure trove of fascinating, surprising, and sometimes gruesome stories of exhumation and reburial from throughout American history.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kammen, Michael G.
Digging up the dead.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009023515
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Kammen
ISBN: 9780226423326 0226423328 9780226423296 0226423298
OCLC Number: 642208250
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A short history of reburial: patterns of change over time --
Heroes of the Revolution: the siting and reciting of patriotism --
Honor, dishonor, and issues of reputation: from sectionalism to nationalism --
Problematic graves, tourism, and the wishes of survivors --
Disinterred by devotion: religion, race, and spiritual repose --
Repossessing the dead elsewhere in our time.
Responsibility: Michael Kammen.
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Reveals a gruesome stories of exhumation and reburial throughout American history. Taking us to the contested grave sites, this title explores how complicated interactions of regional pride, shifting  Read more...


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"Kammen has a good sense of the details that make historical stories memorable. His occasional flashes of humor add a winsome, professionally geeky element to the telling." (Dallas Morning News) "The Read more...

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