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作者 Jabbour, Alan
書名 Decoration Day in the Mountains : Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians
出版項 Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2010
©2010
國際標準書號 9780807895696 (electronic bk.)
9780807833971
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說明 1 online resource (251 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- About the Photographs -- 1 Two Encounters with Decoration Day -- 2 Decoration Day in Western North Carolina -- 3 Cemetery Features in Western North Carolina -- 4 Historical and Cultural Origins of the Region -- 5 The North Shore: Removal and Revolution -- 6 The Origin, Diffusion, and Range of Decoration Day -- 7 The North Shore and Decoration Day in Sign, Symbol, and Art -- 8 The Unsung Heroes of Decoration Day -- 9 Concluding Thoughts -- APPENDIX A. Project History -- APPENDIX B. Log of Ethnographic Events, North Shore Cemetery Decoration Project, 2004 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- A map of western North Carolina cemeteries pictured in this book
Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning a community cemetery, decorating it with flowers, holding a religious service in the cemetery, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still observed widely throughout the Upland South, from North Carolina to the Ozarks.Written by internationally recognized folklorist Alan Jabbour and illustrated with more than a hundred photographs taken by Karen Singer Jabbour, Decoration Day in the Mountains is an in-depth exploration of this little-known cultural tradition. The Jabbours illuminate the meanings behind the rituals and reveal how the tradition fostered a grassroots movement to hold the federal government to its promises about cemeteries left behind when families were removed to make way for Fontana Dam and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Richly illustrated and vividly written, Decoration Day in the Mountains presents a compelling account of a widespread and long-standing Southern cultural practice
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Jabbour, Alan Decoration Day in the Mountains : Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press,c2010 9780807833971
主題 Mourning customs -- Appalachian Region, Southern.;Cemeteries -- Appalachian Region, Southern.;Decoration and ornament -- Appalachian Region, Southern.;Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social life and customs
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Alt Author Jabbour, Karen
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