Social Commentary

Dethlefsen, Edwin S.; Jensen, Kenneth
June 1977
Natural History;Jun/Jul77, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p32
Analyzes the attitudes toward death, family and society reflected in the gravestones throughout the United States from colonial to modern times. Inscriptions in the late Revolutionary and early Federalist periods; Cumulative impressions of the various time and style periods represented in the cemetery; Arrangement of names on the stone; Burial patterns; Changes in the cemetery.


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