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The Resource Hidden history : African American cemeteries in central Virginia, Lynn Rainville

Hidden history : African American cemeteries in central Virginia, Lynn Rainville

Label
Hidden history : African American cemeteries in central Virginia
Title
Hidden history
Title remainder
African American cemeteries in central Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Lynn Rainville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Hidden History, Lynn Rainville travels through the forgotten African American cemeteries of central Virginia to recover information crucial to the stories of the black families who lived and worked there for over two hundred years. The subjects of Rainville's research are not statesmen or plantation elites; they are hidden residents, people who are typically underrepresented in historical research but whose stories are essential for a complete understanding of our national past. Rainville studied above-ground funerary remains in over 150 historic African American cemeteries to provide an overview of mortuary and funerary practices from the late eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Combining historical, anthropological, and archaeological perspectives, she analyzes documents--such as wills, obituaries, and letters--as well as gravestones and graveside offerings. Rainville's findings shed light on family genealogies, the rise and fall of segregation, and attitudes toward religion and death. As many of these cemeteries are either endangered or already destroyed, the book includes a discussion on the challenges of preservation and how the reader may visit, and help preserve, these valuable cultural assets."--Publisher's Web site
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rainville, Lynn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American cemeteries
  • African American cemeteries
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • African American cemeteries
  • African Americans
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
Label
Hidden history : African American cemeteries in central Virginia, Lynn Rainville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-185) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding zion -- Locating and recording the dead -- The accidental museum : gravestone designs -- Slave cemeteries and mortuary rituals -- The network of death : funerals, churches, and burial -- Societies -- Lost communities of the dead -- Gravestone genealogies -- Connecting communities through their burial grounds -- Commemorating and preserving historic black cemeteries -- Cemeteries as classrooms : teaching social history with gravestones -- Appendix: Gravestone recording forms
Control code
ocn869525272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306396691
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 570920
  • 22573/ctt6t9wb9
  • cfee3cb7-5cc5-46cf-aa32-0f97af9591d8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869525272
Label
Hidden history : African American cemeteries in central Virginia, Lynn Rainville
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-185) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding zion -- Locating and recording the dead -- The accidental museum : gravestone designs -- Slave cemeteries and mortuary rituals -- The network of death : funerals, churches, and burial -- Societies -- Lost communities of the dead -- Gravestone genealogies -- Connecting communities through their burial grounds -- Commemorating and preserving historic black cemeteries -- Cemeteries as classrooms : teaching social history with gravestones -- Appendix: Gravestone recording forms
Control code
ocn869525272
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306396691
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 570920
  • 22573/ctt6t9wb9
  • cfee3cb7-5cc5-46cf-aa32-0f97af9591d8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869525272

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