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Rest in peace : a cultural history of death and the funeral home in twentieth-century America

Author: Gary Laderman
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Rest in Peace, Gary Laderman traces the origins of American funeral rituals, from the evolution of embalming techniques during and after the Civil War and the shift from home funerals to funeral  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Laderman
ISBN: 019518355X 9780195183559
OCLC Number: 937190441
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 245 s., 4 plates -bl. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Gary Laderman.

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"A riveting account of death in twentieth-century America, Rest in Peace buries decades of stereotypes about Americans as death deniers and funeral directors as con men. Instead of skewering the Read more...

 
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