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Revolutions in sorrow : the American experience of death in global perspective

Author: Peter N Stearns
Publisher: Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2007.
Series: U.S. history in international perspective.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stearns, Peter N.
Revolutions in sorrow.
Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, ©2007
(OCoLC)654267800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Stearns
ISBN: 9781594514548 1594514542 1594514550 9781594514555
OCLC Number: 123539310
Description: xii, 201 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Why death? Why the United States? --
Traditional patterns of death --
New emotions and rituals in death : the United States and western society --
The administration of death in the nineteenth century --
The death revolution in western society and its global implications --
Death as taboo : the American case --
The comparative context : global patterns of change --
From personal death to social policies --
Abortion disputes and contemporary death culture --
The death penalty and its enemies : new global divisions --
Contemporary war and contemporary death --
Conclusion.
Series Title: U.S. history in international perspective.
Responsibility: by Peter N. Stearns.
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"Peter N. Stearns, one of our nation's most gifted historians, offers us in Revolutions in Sorrow a profound essay on the history of death. Going beyond trends in the United States, Stearns explores Read more...

 
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