Cemeteries Gravemarkers by Richard Meyer

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The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams (NewYork: Random House, 1951 ). p 390. 4. See, for example, Thomas J. " Pioneer America 14 (1982). pp. 47-66. 5 Simon J. " in American Material Culture and Folklife: A Prologue and Dialogue. p. 24. 6. See, for example, Terry G. Jordan, Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy (Austin: University of Texas Press. 1982 ), p. 126; also several of the essays in this volume. 7. , p. 7. 8. See, for example, Richard V. Francaviglia, "The Cemetery as an Evolving Cultural Landscape," Annals, Association of American Geographers 61(1971 ) pp.

Concluding this section is an essay by J. Joseph Edgette examining the manner in which original verbal inscriptionspersonalized epitaphsfrequently yield valuable insights into the cultural val- Page 10 ues and personality types of both the individuals they commemorate and those who remember them and mourn their loss. Page 11 1 Innocents in a Worldly World: Victorian Children's Gravemarkers Ellen Marie Snyder Victorian Americans lived in an era marked by rapid change. Technological advances, urbanization, expansive entrepreneurship, and a swelling population seemed to move society ahead at unheard-of rates.

3. Nancy F. : Yale University Press, 1978), p. 58. 4. Ann Douglas, The Feminization of American Culture (New York: Avon Books, 1977), p. 240.

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