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Author Seeman, Erik R

Title Death in the New World : cross-cultural encounters, 1492-1800 / Erik R. Seeman

Publ Info Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  HQ1073.5.A45 S44 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HQ1073.5.A45 S44 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Early American studies
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: ways of dying, ways of living -- Old worlds of death -- First encounters -- Burial and disinterment in the Chesapeake -- Holy bones and beautiful deaths in New France -- Grave missions: Christianizing death in New England -- Across the waters: African American deathways -- Crossing boundaries, keeping faith: Jewish deathways -- Burial and condolence in the Seven Years' War -- Conclusion: ways of living, ways of dying
LC subject Death -- America -- History
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- America -- History
Mourning customs -- America -- History
Cross-cultural studies -- America
America -- History -- To 1810
ISBN 9780812242294 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0812242297 (hbk. : alk. paper)