Cemeteries & Gravemarkers

Voices of American Culture

edited by Richard Meyer

foreword by James Deetz


Cemeteries house the dead, but gravemarkers are fashioned by the living, who record on them not only their pleasures, sorrows, and hopes for an afterlife, but also more than they realize of their history, ethnicity, and culture. Richard Meyer has gathered twelve original essays examining burial grounds through the centuries and across the land to give a broad understanding of the history and cultural values of communities, regions, and American society at large.

Contributors: Edward W. Clark, Keith Cunningham, J. Joseph Edgette, Lynn Gosnell, Suzanne Gott, Thomas J. Hannon, D. Gregory Jeane, Blanche Linden-Ward, Peggy McDowell, Richard E. Meyer, Barbara Rotundo, Ellen Marie Snyder, Ann Tashjian, Dickran Tashjian

 

Richard E. Meyer is professor emeritus of English and folklore at Western Oregon University.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $33.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-160-3
  • Ebook Price: $21.95
  • EISBN: 978-0-87421-323-2
  • Publication Year: 1992
  • Pages: 347
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Richard Meyer
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87421-160-3