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Mortal Remains: Death in Early America


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November 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"These 12 short, highly focused essays analyze how experiences with death and the imagery associated with it influenced US culture before 1860."--"Choice"

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of Illustrations
I. MORTALITY FOR THE MASSES
1. The Christian Origins of the Vanishing Indian -Laura M. Stevens
2. Blood Will Out: Sensationalism, Horror, and the Roots of American Crime Literature -Daniel A. Cohen
3. A Tale of Two Cities: Epidemics and the Rituals of Death in Eighteenth-Century Boston nd Philadelphia -Robert
V. Wells
II. THE POLITICS OF DEATH
4. Death and Satire: Dismembering the Body Politic -Nancy Isenberg
5. Immortalizing the Founding Fathers: The Excesses of Public Eulogy -Andrew Burstein
6. The Politics of Tears: Death in the Early American Novel -Julia Stern
III. PHYSICAL REMAINS
7. Major Andre's Exhumation -Michael Meranze
8. Patriotic Remains: Bones of Contention in the Early Republic -Matthew Dennis
9. A Peculiar Mark of Infamy: Dismemberment, Burial, and Rebelliousness in Slave Societies -Douglas R. Egerton
IV. AFTER LIFE
10. Elizabeth Reis, Immortal Messengers: Angels, Gender, and Power in Early America -Douglas R. Egerton
11. "In the Midst of Life we are in Death": Affliction and Religion in Antebellum New York -Nicholas Marshall
12. The Romantic Landscape: Washington Irving, Sleepy Hollow, and the Rural Cemetery Movement -Thomas G. Connors Notes List of Contributors Index

Portrait

Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein are coholders of the Mary Frances Barnard Chair in Nineteenth-Century American History at the University of Tulsa. Isenberg is the author of Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America, winner of the 1999 SHEAR book prize. Burstein is the author of several books, including America's Jubilee.

Pressestimmen

"An important book that introduces new methods of analyzing death in early American history... The book illustrates the profound ways that experiences with death and the imagery associated with death influenced not only religion but also other issues-national politics, gender politics, and race relations-that are easy to relate to our contemporary concerns. Isenberg's and Burnstein's work makes a significant contribution to the discussion of death and dying in American history and its value for interdisciplinary study."-Journal of the American Academy of Religion "These 12 short, highly focused essays analyze how experiences with death and the imagery associated with it influenced US culture before 1860... Recommended."-Choice "Mortal Remains has set an impressive standard for scholarship on death in early America."-Journal of American History "Mortal Remains, a collection of twelve essays on death in English-speaking America from the late 1600s to the middle decades of the 1800s, offers a sampling of current cultural historical scholarship and concerns."-Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
EAN: 9780812236781
ISBN: 0812236785
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 264 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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