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Recounting the struggles of African-American people to maintain some vestige of their African-American heritage through funeral rites and ownership ...Show synopsisRecounting the struggles of African-American people to maintain some vestige of their African-American heritage through funeral rites and ownership of their burial grounds, these compelling stories provide background information on cemeteries in the U.S. and Canada--how and when they were founded, who is buried there and the ongoing battle to maintain possession of them. 100 photos.Hide synopsis
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Description:Quarto, softcover, near fine. Pictorial wraps. Discusses sites,...Quarto, softcover, near fine. Pictorial wraps. Discusses sites, superstition and stories; the cradle the sea islands and southeast, burial sites coast to coast, genealogy for the beginner, burial socities and lodges, funeral and burial customs, trends for tomorrow. 339 pp. including index. Describes 300 representative cemeteries through the U.S. and Canada and stories of struggles of African Americans to maintain vestiges of their heritage through funeral rites and burial grounds.
Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.
Publisher: Detroit: Visible Ink Press, (1996. )
Description:Fine (as new. ) First edition--Foreword by Michael L. Blakey,...Fine (as new. ) First edition--Foreword by Michael L. Blakey, preface by W. W. Law. Describes 300 cemeteries in the U.S. and Canada, ranging from the early slave cemeteries to the Sea Islands of South Carolina, Atlanta, Nicodemus, Kansas and Toronto and Los Angeles. Includes a description of the burial practices and stories of the people who founded the cemeteries, as well as a section on genealogy for beginners. An oversized trade paperback, illustrated with many photographs, bibliography, index. 339 pp.
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