Good. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Minor edge and corner wear; lightly scuffed and scratched; spine is lightly creased; some shelf wear; ex-library with the usual library markings; overall a nice used copy! Black and white pictorial wrapper with blue and red lettering. 158 historical and informative pages nicely enhanced by black and white photographs and illustrations! "Concerned not merely with death as an individual crisis and fate but also with attitudes towards death as a dissension of American culture, these penetrating essays remedy the historical amnesia characteristic of the contemporary American notions regarding mortality. The essays, written by cultural historians, take the reader into Puritan New England, Victorian New England, rural Mexico, and pioneer settlements in the 19th-century Midwest. They are both interdisciplinary and cross-cultural in scope and method. The relationship between death and childhood, death and religion, death and social class, and cultural expression are among the many overlapping and complementary themes treated by the individual essayists........"
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