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Author Seeman, Erik R

Title Death in the New World : cross-cultural encounters, 1492-1800 / Erik R. Seeman
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (372 pages) : illustrations
Series Early American studies.
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
Summary Through a series of engrossing narratives, Death in the New World uses the customs surrounding death among Indians, Africans, and Europeans as a lens through which to examine the cross-cultural interactions in North America and the Caribbean in the three centuries following Columbus
Analysis "Multi-User"
Notes OldControl:muse9780812206005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Cross-cultural studies -- America
Mourning customs -- America -- History
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- America -- History
Death -- America -- History
Thanatology -- United States
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Attitude to Death -- United States
Funeral Rites -- United States -- History
History, 17th Century -- United States
History, 18th Century -- United States
History, Early Modern 1451-1600 -- United States
HISTORY -- North America.
Cross-cultural studies
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Mourning customs
America -- History -- To 1810.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009043381
ISBN 9780812206005