The Resource Decoration day in the mountains : traditions of cemetery decoration in the southern Appalachians, Alan Jabbour & Karen Singer Jabbour

Decoration day in the mountains : traditions of cemetery decoration in the southern Appalachians, Alan Jabbour & Karen Singer Jabbour

Label
Decoration day in the mountains : traditions of cemetery decoration in the southern Appalachians
Title
Decoration day in the mountains
Title remainder
traditions of cemetery decoration in the southern Appalachians
Statement of responsibility
Alan Jabbour & Karen Singer Jabbour
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Written by an internationally recognized folklorist and illustrated with more than 100 photos, this book is an in-depth exploration of a little-known cultural tradition that dates back to the Civil War and is still observed widely throughout the Upland South, from North Carolina to the Ozarks. Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning a community cemetery, decorating it with flowers, holding a religious service in the cemetery, and having dinner on the grounds. The Jabbours illuminate the meanings behind the rituals and reveal how the tradition fostered a grass
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
393/.90975
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3390.5.U6
LC item number
J33 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Decoration day in the mountains : traditions of cemetery decoration in the southern Appalachians, Alan Jabbour & Karen Singer Jabbour
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-207) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; Acknowledgments; About the Photographs; A map of western North Carolina cemeteries pictured in this book; 1 Two Encounters with Decoration Day; 2 Decoration Day in Western North Carolina; 3 Cemetery Features in Western North Carolina; 4 Historical and Cultural Origins of the Region; 5 The North Shore: Removal and Revolution; 6 The Origin, Diffusion, and Range of Decoration Day; 7 The North Shore and Decoration Day in Sign, Symbol, and Art; 8 The Unsung Heroes of Decoration Day; 9 Concluding Thoughts; APPENDIX A. Project History
Control code
ocn658198504
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 218 pages, [16] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807895696
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35467988
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)658198504
  • pebcs0807895695

Library Locations

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