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Death Ritual in Colonial New York
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afterlife Alice Morse Earle American Funeral Aries beauty become bereaved body Boston burial casket cherubs child Christian church colonial concern Cotton Mather culture David Stannard dead world death and dying death's heads deceased Diary dying person Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Elizabeth Stuart Phelps England essay faith fear flowers footnote 28 friends Fulton function funeral director Geoffrey Gorer ghosts Gilded Age Gorer grave gravestones grief Habenstein heaven Historical Society History hope hospital human immortality Increase Mather individual Ingersoll Joseph LeConte Kaingang large number less Letters living loved matter ment modern society monuments mortality motif Mount Auburn mourning nature patient percent period Philippe Aries pilgrim pilgrimage popular primitive Puritan relationship relatives religion religious ritual Robert Robert Fulton rural cemetery sense significant social soul spirit stones Sudnow symbols taboo thing thought tion traditional Univ universal urban William wrote York