By: M. Ruth Little, photography by Tim Buchman
University of North Carolina Press: 1998
Seller ID: 824178
Condition: 352 pages, 7 3/4 x 11, 236 duotones, 4 maps, notes, bibl., index, cloth, University of North Carolina Press
An old graveyard, writes Ruth Little, is a cultural encyclopedia--an invaluable source of insight and information about the families, traditions, and cultural connections that shape a community. But although graveyards and gravemarkers have long been recognized as vital elements of the material culture of New England, they have not received the same attention in the South. Sticks and Stones is the first book to consider the full spectrum of gravemarkers, both plain and fancy, in a southeastern state.
From gravehouses to cedar boards to seashell mounds to tomb-tables to pierced soapstones to... View More...