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Respectable Burial: Montreal's Mount Royal Cemetery

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Respectable Burial is a social history of death, burial, and Montreal's Mount Royal Cemetery. A place of great beauty, the Mount Royal Cemetery was an inspiration for Frederick Law Olmstead's adjacent Mount Royal Park and played a part in the development of the city of Montreal. Brian Young shows how the history of the Mount Royal Cemetery mirrors the evolving social ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 26th 2003 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published May 1st 2003)
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Loren
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cemetery-books
This may be the most boring cemetery book I've ever read (and I've read a lot). I bought a shrink-wrapped copy without paging through it because I'm fascinated by the cemeteries of Montreal, but this book turns out to have few photos of the monuments in Mount Royal Cemetery -- and even fewer color views of the cemetery itself. That's one strike against it.

Rather than illuminating the history of Montreal through the people buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, this book focuses on the business of
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