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Michigan cemetery atlas : over 3,800 Michigan burial sites. by Library of Michigan.;
Subjects: Cemeteries; Atlas;
© 1991., Library of Michigan,
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Is the cemetery dead? / by Sloane, David Charles.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.In modern society, we have professionalized our care for the dying and deceased in hospitals and hospices, churches and funeral homes, cemeteries and mausoleums to aid dazed and disoriented mourners. But these formal institutions can be alienating and cold, leaving people craving a more humane mourning and burial process. The burial treatment itself has come to be seen as wasteful and harmful-marked by chemicals, plush caskets, and manicured greens. Today's bereaved are therefore increasingly turning away from the old ways of death and searching for a more personalized, environmentally reponsible, and ethical means of grief. Is the Cemetery Dead? gets to the heart of the tragedy of death, chronicling how Americans are inventing new or adapting old traditions, burial places, and memorials. In illustrative prose, David Charles Sloane shows how people are taking control of their grief by bringing their relatives home to die, interning them in natural burial grounds, mourning them online, or memorializing them streetside with a shrine, ghost bike, or RIP mural. Today's mourners are increasingly breaking free of conventions to better embrace the person they want to remember. As Sloane shows, these changes threaten the future of the cemetery, causing cemeteries to seek to become more responsive institutions. A trained historian, Sloane is also descendent from multiple generations of cemetery managers and he grew up in Syracuse's Oakwood Cemetery. Enriched by these experiences, as well as his personal struggles with overwhelming grief, Is the Cemetery Dead? is a remarkable and accessible tour of our new American way of death.
Subjects: Cemeteries; Funeral rites and ceremonies;
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The whole town's talking : a novel / by Flagg, Fannie.; Farr, Kimberly,narrator.;
Read by Kimberly Farr."Elmwood Springs, Missouri, is a small town like any other, but something strange is happening out at the cemetery. 'Still Meadows, ' as it's called, is anything but still. Tells a surprising story of life, afterlife, and the mysterious goings-on of ordinary people"--Amazon.com.
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Compact discs.; Audiobooks.; Cemeteries; Future life;
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How to record graveyards / by Jones, Jeremy A.cn;
Bibliography: p. 38-40.
Subjects: Archaeology; Cemeteries.; Epitaphs.; Sepulchral monuments.;
© 1979., Council for British Archaeology : RESCUE,
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On hallowed ground : the story of Arlington National Cemetery / by Poole, Robert M.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-339) and index.Pt. 1. Disunion. Leaving Arlington ; Occupation ; "Vast army of the wounded" ; First burials ; A question of ownership -- pt. 2. Reunion. "A splendid little war" ; L'Enfant's grand view ; Known but to God ; A time to build up ; "We are in it-- all the way" ; The nastiest little war -- pt. 3. The nation's cemetery. "I could stay here forever" ; The last unknown ; War comes to Arlington ; Taps -- Benediction -- -- Appendix 1. Arlington chronology -- Appendix 2. Regulations for burial.
Subjects: Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.);
© 2009., Walker & Co.,
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Over my dead body : unearthing the hidden history of America's cemeteries / by Melville, Greg,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-261).Cannibals, a coffin, and a captain's staff : Colonial Jamestown's original graves reveal America's distinctly uncivilized beginnings -- Pilgrim's progress? : To trace America's long, ongoing history of desecrating the Native dead, start at Plymouth Rock -- ...Or give me death : Jewish cemeteries are America's first and most enduring public expressions of religious liberty, which makes them targets for intolerance -- Where the bodies are buried : Southern plantation owners concealed the evidence of their moral crimes by hiding the bones of the enslaved -- Out of the churchyard, into the woods : Rural-style cemeteries transformed America's landscape, turning burial grounds into tree-filled tourist destinations -- Underground art : The Brooklyn cemetery that turned New York into America's cultural capital -- Death comes equally to us all : racial segregation in American cemeteries is still very much alive -- The tonic of wildness : How Emerson and Thoreau turned a new cemetery into the country's first conservation project -- A cemetery by any other name : Central Park, built on burial grounds, has become Manhattan's most active repository for human remains -- Four score and seventy-nine years ago : The Civil War opened the gates to the capitalism of corpses, and death in America has never been the same -- Sweet and fitting to die for one's country : How Arlington National Cemetery's success as a monument to war made Americans too eager to fill it -- Keeping up with the corpses : The way cemeteries set the mold for America's suburban subdivisions -- Lasting impressions : Tombstones in old boot hill graveyards keep alive the lost story of Chinese immigrants in the nineteenth-century American West -- The Disneyland of graveyards : How a Los Angeles cemetery corporatized mourning in America -- We didn't start the fire : Cremation now outnumbers burials in America and has surprisingly led some dying cemeteries to rise from the ashes -- Leveraging buried assets : Facing an existential threat from Digital Immortality, cemeteries are staging a gritty fight for survival -- Back to nature : Green cemeteries return America's burial practices to the country's earliest days."A lively tour through the history of US cemeteries that explores how, where, and why we bury our dead. The summer before his senior year in college, Greg Melville worked at the cemetery in his hometown, and thanks to hour upon hour of pushing a mower over the grassy acres, he came to realize what a rich story the place told of his town and its history. Thus was born Melville's lifelong curiosity with how, where, and why we bury and commemorate our dead."
Subjects: Cemeteries; Burial;
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Grave matters : a journey through the modern funeral industry to a natural way of burial / by Harris, Mark(Donald Mark),1960-;
The embalming of Jenny Johnson -- After the burial -- Cremation -- Burial at sea -- The memorial reef -- The home funeral -- A plain pine box -- Backyard burial -- The natural cemetery.
Subjects: Undertakers and undertaking; Burial; Cemeteries;
© 2008, c2007., Scribner,
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Murder in an Irish churchyard / by O'Connor, Carlene.;
Siobhán is now Garda O'Sullivan, and her five siblings couldn't be prouder. When the local priest summons her to the church cemetery, it seems there's a dead man in the graveyard-- above ground. He lies shot on a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Is he the American tourist in town searching for his Irish ancestor? Detective sergeant Macdara Flannery is dispatched from Dublin, and they learn the victim was from Dublin-- Ohio, that is. As long-buried secrets are unearthed, Siobhán and Macdara will need to stay two steps ahead of the killer or end up with more than one foot in the grave.
Subjects: Detective and mystery fiction.; Mystery fiction.; O'Sullivan, Siobhàn (Fictitious character); Murder; Police; Cemeteries; Detective and mystery stories.;
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Parchment and old lace / by Childs, Laura.; Moran, Terrie Farley,author.;
Laura Childs "returns to the Big Easy and the historic Garden District, where scrapbook shop owner Carmela Bertrand discovers a bride-to-be murdered in the legendary Lafayette Cemetery..."--
Subjects: Mystery fiction.; Bertrand, Carmela (Fictitious character); Women detectives; Murder; Scrapbooking;
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Weird Michigan : your travel guide to Michigan's local legends and best kept secrets / by Godfrey, Linda S.; Sceurman, Mark.; Moran, Mark,1961-;
Local legends -- Ancient mysteries -- Fabled people and places -- Unexplained phenomena -- Bizarre beasts -- Local notables -- Personalized properties -- Roadside oddities -- Roads less traveled -- Haunted Michigan -- Cemetery safari -- Abandoned in Michigan.Explores ghosts and haunted places, local legends, cursed roads, crazy characters, and unusual roadside attractions found in Michigan.
Subjects: Haunted houses; Haunted places; Ghosts; Curiosities and wonders;
© c2006., Sterling Publishing,
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