Review: American Cemeteries Reveal Surprises and Segregation | Culture & Leisure

Over My Dead Body: Unearthing the Hidden History of American Cemeteries,” by Greg Melville (Abrams Press)

It turns out that American cemeteries are much more than custodians of our bodily remains until the organisms in the ground recover everything. Cemeteries tell us about our beliefs, our principles, our economic and cultural values, says Greg Melville in this fascinating examination of how we treat and mistreat our dead.

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