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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
Title variation
African American cemeteries in central Virginia
Creator
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rainville, Lynn
Dewey number
  • 393.93089/960730755482
  • 393.1097554
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F232.A3
LC item number
R35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American cemeteries
  • African American cemeteries
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Cemeteries
  • Cemeteries
  • Albemarle County (Va.)
  • Amherst County (Va.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Hidden history : African American cemeteries in central Virginia, Lynn Rainville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 23
  • 4
  • Slave Cemeteries and Mortuary Rituals
  • 51
  • 5
  • Network of Death: Funerals, Churches, and Burial Societies
  • 66
  • 6
  • Lost Communities of the Dead
  • 76
  • 1
  • 7
  • Gravestone Genealogies
  • 98
  • 8
  • Connecting Communities through Their Burial Grounds
  • 114
  • 9
  • Commemorating and Preserving Historic Black Cemeteries
  • 132
  • 10
  • Finding Zion
  • Cemeteries as Classrooms: Teaching Social History with Gravestones
  • 149
  • 1
  • 2
  • Locating and Recording the Dead
  • 12
  • 3
  • Accidental Museum: Gravestone Designs
Control code
ocn844372944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780813935348
Lccn
2013017583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
975.5482 R136 ; GE-G ; GE1511UVA JB, RW.
Other control number
40023414227
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 844372944
  • (OCoLC)844372944
Label
Hidden history : African American cemeteries in central Virginia, Lynn Rainville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [179]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 23
  • 4
  • Slave Cemeteries and Mortuary Rituals
  • 51
  • 5
  • Network of Death: Funerals, Churches, and Burial Societies
  • 66
  • 6
  • Lost Communities of the Dead
  • 76
  • 1
  • 7
  • Gravestone Genealogies
  • 98
  • 8
  • Connecting Communities through Their Burial Grounds
  • 114
  • 9
  • Commemorating and Preserving Historic Black Cemeteries
  • 132
  • 10
  • Finding Zion
  • Cemeteries as Classrooms: Teaching Social History with Gravestones
  • 149
  • 1
  • 2
  • Locating and Recording the Dead
  • 12
  • 3
  • Accidental Museum: Gravestone Designs
Control code
ocn844372944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780813935348
Lccn
2013017583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
975.5482 R136 ; GE-G ; GE1511UVA JB, RW.
Other control number
40023414227
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 844372944
  • (OCoLC)844372944

Library Locations

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