[APG Public List] RE: [APG Members] history of obituaries

Carl Oehmann oehmannc at tx.rr.com
Mon Nov 9 08:17:24 MST 2009

You might want to try:
"The Dead Beat: Lost Souls, Lucky Stiffs, and the Perverse Pleasures of
Obituaries" by Maryln Johnson, Harpercollins, 2006
You can read reviews on Amazon and see if it is close to what you are
looking for:
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Subject: [APG Members] history of obituaries
Does anyone know of a scholarly work analyzing the history of American
obituaries?  I have seen a review for a book that dealt primarily with obits
of well-known people in larger cities, but I am looking for something that
deal with obituaries of ordinary people in both big city and small town
newspapers.  I'd like to read about when they became common, how styles
changed over time and regional differences.  If you can recomend something
along these lines, please let me know.  Thanks.
Jay Fonkert, CG
St. Paul, MN
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