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Mortal Remains

Death in Early America

Mortal Remains( )
Editor: Isenberg, Nancy
Burstein, Andrew
ISBN:978-1-283-89891-1
Publication Date:Jan 2012
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $44.40
Book Description:

"Mortal Remains" introduces new methods of analyzing death and its crucial meanings over a 240-year period, from 1620 to 1860, untangling its influence on other forms of cultural expression, from religion and politics to race relations and the nature of war. In this volume historians and literary scholars join forces to explore how, in a medically primitive and politically evolving environment, mortality became an issue that was inseparable from national self-definition.Attempting...
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Pages:264
Author Biography
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Nancy Isenberg received her Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. She is the T. Harry Williams Professor of History at Louisiana State University.

She is the author of Sex and Citizenship in Antebellum America; Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr (winner of the 2008 Oklahoma Book Award for non-fiction); Madison and Jefferson, co-authored with Andrew Burstein, was named one of the top five non-fiction titles of 2010 by Kirkus; and White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, which is a 2016 New York Times Bestseller.

She has been featured on C-SPAN2 "Book TV," and on various NPR programs. She and Andrew Burstein are regular contributors to Salon.com.

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