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Title Mortal remains : death in early America / edited by Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 253 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Christian origins of the vanishing Indian / Laura M. Stevens -- Blood will out: sensationalism, horror, and the roots of American crime literature / Daniel A. Cohen -- A tale of two cities: epidemics and rituals of death in eighteenth-century Boston and Philadelphia / Robert V. Wells -- Death and satire: dismembering the body politic / Nancy Isenberg -- Immortalizing the founding fathers: the excesses of public eulogy / Andrew Burstein -- The politics of tears: death in the early American novel / Julia Stern -- Major André's exhumation / Michael Meranze -- Patriotic remains: bones of contention in the early Republic / Matthew Dennis -- A peculiar mark of infamy: dismemberment, burial, and rebelliousness in slave societies / Douglas R. Egerton -- Immortal messengers: angels, gender, and power in early America / Elizabeth Reis -- "In the midst of life we are in death": affliction and religion in antebellum New York / Nicholas Marshall -- The romantic landscape: Washington Irving, Sleepy Hollow, and the rural cemetery movement / Thomas G. Connors
Analysis USA Gesellschaft Totenkult Geschichte 1620-1860 Kongress Tulsa (Okla., 2001)
USA Gesellschaftsleben Tod (Motiv) Geschichte 1620-1860 Kongress Tulsa (Okla., 2001)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-245) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Death -- Social aspects -- United States.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- United States -- History.
Literature, Modern.
Attitude to Death.
Religion and Psychology.
Funeral Rites -- history.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- To 1775.
United States.
Genre/Form Kongress
Form Electronic book
Author Burstein, Andrew.
Isenberg, Nancy.
LC no. 2002074221
ISBN 0812208064 (electronic bk.)
9780812208061 (electronic bk.)