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Gone to the grave burial customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Author: Abby Burnett
Publisher: Jackson University Press of Mississippi Jackson 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Before there was a death care industry, residents of the Arkansas Ozarks buried their own dead. Every part of the complicated, labour-intensive process was handled within the deceased's community.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abby Burnett
ISBN: 9781628461114 162846111X 9781628461121 1628461128
OCLC Number: 951736665
Description: xv, 327 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Keeping death at baySitting up with the sick and dying --
Laying out the body --
Sitting up with the body --
Coffins and caskets --
Notification, transportation, and farewell --
Creating graves and graveyards --
Marking the graves --
Funerals and decoration day --
Childbirth, children, and death --
Disenfranchised death --
Early undertaking.
Responsibility: Abby Burnett


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