Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Revised Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils : Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America” as Want to Read:
Revised Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils : Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Revised Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils : Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America

by
3.74  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  7 reviews
In the nineteenth century, death was an ever present companion. High infant mortality and risk in childbirth, disease and warfare were daily reminders of the impermanence of life and the inevitability of death. The Victorian era both in Europe and America saw the rituals of mourning rise above the practical use of providing closure for those left behind. Mourning became an ...more
Paperback, Revised, 56 pages
Published 2012 by Gettysburg Publishing LLC
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Revised Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils , please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Revised Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.74  · 
Rating details
 ·  42 ratings  ·  7 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Revised Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils : Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America
Luna
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Fascinating read. While today this is not an easy topic to discuss it is interesting to explorer just how much mourning played in the lives of humans only a few hundred years ago. This small book covers quite a bit from clothing, food, home decor, and more. It goes into symbolism, ways to remember loved ones, I honestly could keep going. It is apparent that the author is knowledgeable.
Ashley Marie
I don’t know how to rate this. It is a very informational book that is short and sweet. This book was read for research purposes for my grad project.
Rae
Jul 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Morbid desire. Whitby jet. Hair art. Tear bottles. Memento mori.
Kristen Stafford
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Short and sweet- an easy quick read on an interesting subject. Beautiful pictures.
momo
Oct 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Reads like a textbook but is very informative on death, and family customs
Justinian
2008-08 - Widow’s Weeds and Weeping Veils: Mourning Rituals In 19th Century America. By Bernadette Atkins. 2004. 34 pages.

At 34 pages this was more of a pamphlet than a proper book. Yet it still is able to provide an interesting insight on to the view and way of death and mortality in the Victorian era. We in the West, live in now in an era where the notion of “a good death” is alien. More so we speak of the good life and have an abhorrence of decay, death, and aging. Mortality rates among child
...more
Marilyn Lagier
Apr 10, 2016 rated it liked it
This was just an interesting-looking small book (pamphlet) I picked up at the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, VA, when I was there in November 2014. I finally got around to reading it. Simple, easy, very interesting, quick read. I learned that men did not have to mourn the same length of time women did and that if a man remarried in a short time that his new bride would often done the mourning clothing and wear it for the remainder of the woman's time! I'd like to find a button/memory cha ...more
Mary
rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2020
Eliza Beth
rated it it was amazing
May 31, 2019
Lisa
rated it liked it
Jan 28, 2013
Rebecca McNamara
rated it it was ok
Jan 05, 2016
Beth
rated it liked it
Apr 15, 2020
Crystal
rated it it was amazing
Apr 30, 2017
Amber
rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2016
Danielle Coontz
rated it liked it
Dec 16, 2019
Bookewyfe
rated it it was amazing
Dec 26, 2018
Ivie
rated it really liked it
Jul 15, 2020
Karie
rated it really liked it
Jul 21, 2020
Jwlhyfer de Winter
rated it really liked it
Mar 03, 2016
Mechele
rated it it was amazing
Jan 14, 2018
Amanda
rated it really liked it
Feb 01, 2018
Kristy
rated it liked it
Mar 15, 2018
Dawn
rated it liked it
Aug 17, 2019
Joan
rated it really liked it
Jun 24, 2020
Emily Laura
rated it really liked it
Jan 01, 2020
Sandy Levins
rated it it was amazing
Aug 19, 2016
April
rated it it was amazing
Nov 28, 2016
Karen
rated it it was amazing
Jun 03, 2014
cindy whitehurst
rated it really liked it
Mar 20, 2018
Pat
rated it liked it
Oct 26, 2018
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Strange Planet (Strange Planet #1)
  • Risk Issues and Crisis Management: A Casebook of Best Practice
  • Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: And Other Questions About Dead Bodies
  • Parkland: Birth of a Movement
  • The Regulators
  • Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games
  • The Journey (Animorphs, #42)
  • The Colorado Kid
  • The Test (Animorphs, #43)
  • From a Buick 8
  • Lisey's Story
  • Through the Woods
  • Hamilton: The Revolution
  • What Was the Underground Railroad?
  • What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen
  • Wildfire
  • Light of the Home: An Intimate View of the Lives of Women in Victorian America
See similar books…

Related Articles

  Speaking with Adam Grant feels like having your brain sandblasted, in a pleasant sort of way. As an author, professor, and psychologist,...
70 likes · 1 comments