The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883

This fascinating book explores the changing attitudes toward death and the dead in northern Protestant communities during the nineteenth century. Gary Laderman offers insights into the construction of an "American way of death", illuminating the central role of the Civil War and tracing the birth of the funeral industry in the decades following the war.

The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883 1996, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300064322

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