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July 18, 2012


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Margaret Ryznar

That's really interesting--I never knew cemeteries had been associated with leisure.

Alfred Brophy

Yes--odd, isn't it? This was part of the rural cemetery movement, which took hold in the early 1830s. Go to the cemetery, stroll around, and think about the nation and the self. One of these days I'm going to finish that paper -- but in the interim if you're interested in rural cemeteries Blanche Linden's book, Silent City on a Hill, is *the* place to go:

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