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Good Grief! Jessica Mitford Makes the New York Times Bestseller List

Gary Laderman

in Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183559
eISBN:
9780199850198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183559.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The year 1963 was not good for the public image of funeral directors in the United States. A half-century of public scrutiny, skewering, and scepticism did not prepare undertakers for the fallout of ... More


Epilogue: 9/11

Gary Laderman

in Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183559
eISBN:
9780199850198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183559.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

On September 11, 2001, terrorists made their fateful and fatal attack on the United States, using commercial airplanes as bombs to destroy New York City's Twin Towers. The days and weeks after these ... More


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