Wendy's Reviews > The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883

The Sacred Remains by Gary Laderman
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Sep 20, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: death-grief-loss, history
Read in September, 2010

Fascinating to learn how much, and in some ways how little, our attitudes toward death have changed. And to understand that practices that currently seem so outrageous -- like embalming -- we can blame on war. (In this case, the Civil War.)
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