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Purified by fire : a history of cremation in America

Author: Stephen R Prothero
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Purified by Fire' tells the story of cremation's rise from notoriety to legitimacy and takes a provocative new look at important transformations in the American cultural landscape over the last 150 years.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Prothero, Stephen R.
Purified by fire.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00059005
(OCoLC)44633004
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Prothero
ISBN: 9780520929746 0520929748 0585391173 9780585391175 1597348414 9781597348416 9780520208162 0520208161
OCLC Number: 49570142
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 266 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
PART ONE: BIRTH, 18741896 --
1. The Cremation of Baron De Palm --
2. Sanitary Reform --
3. Resurrection and the Resurrectionists --
PART TWO: BRICKS AND MORTAR, 18961963 --
4. The Business of Cremation --
5. The Memorial Idea --
PART THREE: BOOM, 1963PRESENT --
6. Consumers Last Rites --
7. Contemporary Ways of Cremation --
Timeline --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Selected Bibliography --
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This work synthesizes various source materials including newspapers, mortician trade journals, and popular magazines, to offer a historical study of cremation in the United States. The changing view  Read more...

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"A well-executed study of a neglected topic."-Publishers Weekly "[An] outstanding work. Some of the more interesting sections consider the interplay of cremation and public health and the centrality Read more...

 
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